Impact of warming seas felt by northeastern fisheries

This article talks about the impact of global warming on the Bay of Fundy and in the Gulf of Maine is as severe as anywhere on the planet, and it is having a significant impact on the biodiversity of these waters.

He cited studies that indicate the baseline temperature in the Gulf of Maine rose 0.03 degrees Celsius over the last 30 years, but in just the past decade, the waters have warmed at an alarming rate of 0.22 degrees C.

“The temperature change is so dramatic, and as a result we are seeing certain species in rapid decline, while others are on the increase,” Mr. Killorn said. “The data is significant. If this trend continues, we are going to have biodiversity more like the Chesapeake Bay than what this region has had in the past.”



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