Bayer quoted in AccuWeather report on lobsters, changing environments

Bob Bayer, executive director of the Lobster Institute at the University of Maine, was quoted in the AccuWeather article, “Maine lobsters are thriving, but regulators explore how to adapt to changing environments.” Most signs regarding Maine lobster are positive, but climatic factors such as warming waters and ocean acidification could pose a challenge in the future, according to Bayer. “The elevated water temperatures right now seem to be beneficial in most places [in Maine], but that’s not going to go on forever,” Bayer said. “Lobsters do have a tolerance, and once you get beyond that there are going to be problems.”