Scientist: Maine Fisheries on the Move as Ocean Warms

Jun 12, 2017

Scientists and fishing industry reps from a dozen countries have been gathered in Portland this week for the 11th International Conference and Workshop on Lobster Biology and Management.

Friday morning’s keynote address was delivered by Rutgers University ecologist and evolutionary biologist Malin Pinsky. His talk, “Ocean Animals on the Move,” dealt with something observers have been noting for the last several years — things seem to be changing faster in the oceans, than on land.

I spoke via Skype with Pinsky, who said that marine species are moving, as the ocean gets warmer and more acidic.

This story was originally published on June 9, 2017 at 5:24 p.m.