Frigid February may put Maine’s lobster harvest on ice for a while

The first-ever lobster forecast is out, and it says February’s record cold will likely set back Maine’s lobster season. This winter’s lobsterDM0811_468x521 and stormy weather have cooled the waters in the Gulf of Maine. That means lobsters, which spend their winters in deeper waters offshore, will likely get a late start migrating to the coast and shedding their shells, says Christina Hernandez, a research assistant working on the project, which is being funded with $100,000 from NASA. Read the rest here 21:06

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