Wahle interviewed by UPI about changes in Gulf of Maine fishing stocks
Richard Wahle, director of the Lobster Institute at the University of Maine, spoke to UPI about recent research suggesting the Gulf of Maine is not only warming, but also getting saltier, more acidic and increasingly stratified — raising concerns for its fish stocks. “It’s important to think about these climate effects on the gulf as going beyond just temperature effects and the direct effect on species ranges. We also have these really interesting changes in the oceanography as [a] result of circulation changes in the North Atlantic,” Wahle said. Accuweather shared the UPI report.