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Vital to the region’s waters, kelp suffers as the Gulf of Maine warms

Nov 11, 2018

The Boston Globe: In the past 15 years, average sea surface temperatures in the gulf warmed more than seven times the global average, potentially imperiling the region’s iconic species such as lobster, cod, and right whales.

“We’ve set 19 daily temperature records this summer, after setting 18 this winter,” said Andrew Pershing, the institute’s chief scientist. “We’ve had to add new colors to our temperature illustrations to reflect just how warm the Gulf of Maine has been this year.”

Senior GMRI Scientists Involved in the Project: