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The Lobster Bubble: Maine's Lobster Boom, And Why Experts Predict A Dramatic Bust
Description: Record-breaking lobster catches in the Gulf of Maine may sound like one of those few happy side effects of a warming planet. In 1999 however, lobstering in Long Island Sound collapsed without warning. Unusually warm water temperatures seemed to unleash a hitherto rare infection. Shell disease claimed 80 percent of the lobster stock off the coast of Rhode Island and Connecticut. More than a decade later, the lobster fisheries in Long Island Sound still haven't recovered. [Source: ThinkProgress]
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Source: ThinkProgress
Publish Date: 8/4/2013
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