Media report on UMaine-led study on lobsters and climate change
The Bangor Daily News, Maine Public, MaineBiz, Public News Service, Coastal News Today, Wiscasset Newspaper, Environmental News Network, Maritime Executive and WGME-TV (Channel 13 in Portland) reported that the University of Maine is leading a collaborative research project along with scientists from the Gulf of Maine Research Institute, Columbia University, Florida State University and Memorial University of Newfoundland that will assess how a warming Arctic might affect lobsters in New England and Atlantic Canada. The study, which will be funded by $3 million from the National Science Foundation, could improve lobster distribution forecasts, and help predict which coastal communities might be most vulnerable to the economic impacts of shifting lobster ranges. Saving Seafood shared the BDN report. WPFO-TV (Fox 23 in Portland) shared the WGME report.