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Maine lobster fishing at risk as climate change effects hit

Lobsterwoman Krista Tripp doesn't need a scientist to tell her the normally cold waters off the coast of Maine are warming. The submersible thermometer she takes on every fishing trip proves that.

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Provision in spending bill could harm endangered whales, advocates say

Maine lawmakers pushed for a provision that would block stricter federal regulations aimed at protecting right whales from entanglements in fishing gear.
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.
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To save whales, don’t eat lobster, watchdog group says

The group says that the shellfish, long considered a more responsible choice, cannot be considered a guilt-free meal anymore.
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Seaweed helps Maine lobstermen ride the storm of climate change

As Maine waters warm quickly, sending lobster elsewhere, one company is helping lobstermen fill in the gaps with fast-growing seaweed.
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How Atlantic Canada's warming ocean could impact everything from seaweed to lobster

An Atlantic Canadian biotechnology seafood company says it's seeing the effects of warming ocean temperatures as levels of the cold-water seaweed it harvests have plunged in one area.

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Climate change may be starving Maine's baby lobsters

Maine scientists want to know whether baby lobsters aren't making it to adulthood because there isn't enough for them to eat.