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Pershing Paper Gets National Attention

Nov 2, 2015
Stewarding the Ecosystem

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:

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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