How heat waves warp ecosystems

After the Northwest ‘heat dome’ this summer, scientists look for signs of ecological ruin — or resilience.

  • A kelp bed on San Juan Island photographed one month before the heat dome.

    Courtesy of Robin Fales
  • A kelp bed on San Juan Island photographed on the second day of the heat dome.

    Courtesy of Robin Fales
  • A kelp bed on San Juan Island photographed on the fourth day of the heat dome.

    Courtesy of Robin Fales
  • A kelp bed on San Juan Island photographed on the tenth day of the heat dome.

    Courtesy of Robin Fales