The Gulf of Maine is changing again, but this time it’s much more rapid. The rate of recent warming far exceeds what we’ve seen anywhere in the ocean, and so we have an exclusive front-row seat at the premier screening of the Climate Change Show.
The results of the assessment were no surprise. It comes down to location. The southern New England (SNE) stock remained in very poor condition, while the Gulf of Maine (GOM) and Georges Bank (GBK) stocks are thriving.
“Blue carbon” is a term you might be hearing more often. It refers to marine vegetation that has an inherent ability to sequester carbon and mitigate the consequences of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.