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Warm Weather Extends Maine’s Lobster Season

Dec 28, 2015

NPR: The unusually warm weather in New England has made for an unusually long lobstering season in Maine.

Andy Pershing, the chief scientific officer at the Gulf of Maine Research Institute said earlier this year that the higher temperatures could threaten the lobsters well-being.

"Warmer water brings predators such as hake into the Gulf of Maine in greater numbers, and it makes lobsters susceptible to a disease that softens their shells," he said according to the Portland Press Herald.