Runge speaks to AP about the impact of losing marine microorganisms to climate change

Jeff Runge, professor in the University of Maine School of Marine Sciences, spoke to the Associated Press about how the growing warmth and saltiness of the Gulf of Maine that is causing a dramatic decrease in the production of phytoplankton will impact marine ecosystems. “There’s mounting evidence that it’s linked to climate change. It’s having all kinds of effects on the system that we’re beginning to see,” Runge said. The Washington Post, WBUR,, Napa Valley Register, Pix 11 (New York, New York), KSNT-TV (Topeka, Kansas), KTBS-TV (Shreveport, Louisiana) WJHL-TV (Johnson City, Tennessee) and other outlets shared the AP report.