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Record average ocean temperatures recorded

Steve Kramer spent an hour-and-a-half swimming in the ocean Sunday - in Maine. The water temperature was 72 degrees - more like Ocean City, Md., this time of year. And Ocean City's water temp hit 88 degrees this week, toasty even by Miami Beach standards.

It's not just the ocean off the Northeast coast that is super-warm this summer. July was the hottest the world's oceans have been in almost 130 years of record-keeping.

Click here for an announcement from the National Climatic Data Center, click here for NOAA's coastal water temperature guide or click here for a report on