In October, GMRI Chief Scientific Officer Andy Pershing and his colleagues were published in perhaps the most prominent scientific journal in America – Science magazine. Their new study explains how rapid warming of Gulf of Maine waters – 99.9 percent faster than anywhere else on the planet – reduced the capacity of cod to rebound from fishing, leading to collapse.
"Cod are a key species here in the Gulf of Maine," said Pershing. "We hope this study starts a conversation about how to best protect this species in the future."
For scientists, having a study published in Science is comparable to hitting a grand slam in the world series – it's an extraordinary achievement. As such, the report received major media attention from hundreds of news outlets around the world.
Here are some media highlights:
- New York Times
- Boston Globe
- Washington Post
- Associated Press
- Discovery News
- Wired Magazine
- National Geographic
We're so excited to have the hard work of our researchers in the national spotlight, and we can't wait to see what's next!
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