Results of a Warming Ocean: Too Hot For Lobsters :/
by John Bowermeister
Even waters along the notoriously frigid coast of Maine are warming slightly, and its most populous marine life—lobsters—aren’t happy. For the cold-blooded, cold-water loving lobster, warmer ocean temperatures mean a bigger expenditure of energy, so they have started migrating from the warming waters between Long Island Sound and Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts, north into the Gulf of Maine and the Bay of Fundy. At the same time, researchers at the New England Aquarium have linked warming temperatures to a spread of lobster shell disease off the coast of Massachusetts.