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Whole Foods to stop buying Maine lobster amid risk to endangered species
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Whole Foods to stop buying Maine lobster amid risk to endangered species

Maine’s political leaders criticized the decision, which was based on assessments by two conservation groups that have raised concerns that North Atlantic right whales have become entangled in the ropes used to fish for lobster.
The Gulf of Maine is simmering, but its lobsters seem fine — for now

The Gulf of Maine is simmering, but its lobsters seem fine — for now

The Gulf of Maine is warming faster than almost anywhere on Earth, putting the ecosystem at long-term risk.
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Climate change reversing 900 years of cooling in Gulf of Maine

Using data from shells in the western Gulf of Maine along with other proxies for water properties, researchers revealed global warming has been reversing a thousand-year cooling process in the Gulf of Maine since the late 1800s.

Invasive green crabs: If you can't beat them, eat them

Invasive green crabs: If you can't beat them, eat them

The crustaceans, non-native and fierce, are taking over the Gulf of Maine. Could eating them help draw down the population?
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climate change threatens Gulf of Maine lobstering

The lobster trap

The plentiful catch that brought wealth to fishing families is at risk, as climate change warms the Gulf of Maine. A way of life is on the line, but lobstermen can’t, or won’t, imagine another.
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Climate change driving mussel, barnacle, snail declines along Maine coast

In the Gulf of Maine, water temperatures are rising faster than anywhere else on the planet. And, like most everywhere else in the ocean, Maine's waters are also getting more acidic.

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