Warming Oceans Putting Marine Life ‘In A Blender’
(Click to enlarge) Live lobsters caught in Bar Harbor, Maine. (Credit: Natalia Bratslavsky | Shutterstock)
Up in Maine, lobsters are thriving. The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission reported last month that stocks there have reached a record high.
(From NY Times / by Carl Zimmer) — Down the coast, however, the story is different. In southern New England, lobster stocks have plummeted to the lowest levels ever recorded, putting many lobstermen out of business.
Lobster populations rise and fall for many reasons. But in its new report, the commission singled out one factor that is probably driving the recent changes: The ocean is getting warmer.
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