Warming Waters Threaten Baby Lobsters

Northern lobster hides in a wreck. Photo/Matthew Lawrence, NOAA Stellwagon Bank, National Marine Sanctuary
Northern lobster hides in a wreck. Photo/Matthew Lawrence, NOAA Stellwagon Bank, National Marine Sanctuary

Portland Press Herald: Baby lobsters might not be able to survive in the ocean’s waters if the ocean continues to warm at the expected rate.

That is the key finding of a study performed by scientists in Maine, the state most closely associated with lobster. The scientists, who are affiliated with the University of Maine Darling Marine Center and Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, said the discovery could mean bad news for the future of one of America’s most beloved seafood treats, as well as the industry lobsters support.

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