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'We live in a lobstocracy': Maine town is feeling the effects of climate changeDec 8, 2018Press Clip

The Guardian: Andrew Pershing, chief scientific officer at GMRI, says it is tempting to think that lobster populations are migrating with temperature, but that is not the case.

Gulf of Maine’s 3rd-warmest year on record harms puffins, turtles and kelpDec 6, 2018Press Clip

Portland Press Herald: Surface temperatures in 2018 are running 2.8 degrees Fahrenheit above normal, a level exceeded only in 2012 and 2016 during the 37 years that satellite records of sea surface temperatures have been collected in the gulf, says Andrew Pershing, chief scientific officer at the Gulf of Maine Research Institute in Portland.

Amid Dire Climate Change News, Mainers Are Looking To Lower Their Carbon FootprintsDec 2, 2018Press Clip

Maine Public: "For me the big take-home was that climate change is just everywhere,” says Andy Pershing, the chief scientific officer at Portland's Gulf of Maine Research Institute. “It is more and more going to just affect every aspect of our lives, as individuals, as a state, as a country."

Breaking New Ground: Twenty residential and commercial architecture projects that push the limits of designDec 1, 2018Press Clip

Maine Home + Design: For over a decade, the Gulf of Maine Research Institute (GMRI) has pro- vided middle schoolers with a hands on, immersive science education experience through their LabVenture program. In 2018 GMRI’s Cohen Center reopened to support a new stream of NASA-funded content.

Six ways climate change is hitting the U.S.Nov 28, 2018Press Clip

NBC News: The concern in Maine is that continued warming could drive lobster out of the area, just as warmer water did in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, said Kathy Mills, a research scientist at the Gulf of Maine Research Institute and a report co-author.

Andrew Pershing talks about climate reportNov 26, 2018Press Clip

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Good Luck Finding Maine Shrimp This WinterNov 25, 2018Press Clip

Food & Wine: As Portland, Maine’s Press Herald reported last year, waters in the Gulf of Maine are warming faster than 99 percent of the world’s oceans, according to the Gulf of Maine Research Institute.

Changing climate to put further pressure on New England, federal report predictsNov 23, 2018Press Clip

Portland Press Herald: Andrew Pershing, chief scientific officer at the Gulf of Maine Research Institute and the lead author of the report’s “Oceans” section, said the document makes clear that steps must be taken to reduce climate-warming emissions in order to mitigate some of the most severe impacts.

Why Is the Gulf of Maine Warming Faster Than 99% of the Ocean?Nov 12, 2018Press Clip

EOS: These turtles—in last month’s case, Kemp’s ridley sea turtles—venture into the Gulf of Maine during warm months, but they can become hypothermic and slow moving when colder winter waters abruptly arrive, making it hard to escape.

Vital to the region’s waters, kelp suffers as the Gulf of Maine warmsNov 11, 2018Press Clip

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.