publishes UMaine release on abrupt warming’s effects on lobster published a University of Maine news release about research on abrupt warming and ocean acidification, and the effect of that combination on lobster. The research was led by Heather Hamlin, a reproductive endocrinologist and associate professor in the UMaine School of Marine Sciences; and Amalia Harrington, a recent marine biology Ph.D. graduate from UMaine. Hamlin and Harrington found that the heart rates of lobsters that lived in water with predicted end-century ocean pH levels for 60 days became erratic significantly sooner during an abrupt warming event than those of lobsters in ocean water with current pH levels, according to the release.