Wahle, Waller featured in Weather.com’s ‘United States of Climate Change’ report
Weather.com spoke with University of Maine researcher Rick Wahle and cited graduate research by Jesica Waller for the Maine report in its “United States of Climate Change Series.” In the Gulf of Maine, climate change is causing ocean temperatures to rise more quickly than nearly anywhere else on the planet, according to the article. This is a threat to the region’s lobsters, which is a threat to the state’s economy, the article states. As Maine’s chief export, lobsters can be found in every major airport in the U.S. and have become an important part of the global economy, said Wahle, a research professor at UMaine’s Darling Marine Center. The article included information about Waller’s graduate research conducted with Wahle and scientists at Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences that found baby lobsters might not be able to survive in the ocean’s warming waters.