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  •  The all-color chart (10+ / 0-)

    of ocean temperatures is terrifying. Notice that the warm now extends all the way up the U.S. east coast to New York, maybe closing in on the Cape.

    It used to be that you could count on almost all hurricanes blowing out by the time they moved north of the Carolina Outer Banks, then off the Maryland coast, and now it's Long Island.

    If men could get pregnant, abortion would be a sacrament.--A Boston cabbie, to Gloria Steinem, in the 1970s

    by Mnemosyne on Tue Jun 15, 2010 at 05:01:24 PM PDT

    •  Also, I read a news story (4+ / 0-)

      the other night about how the lobsters have all fled from the south of Cape Cod and the LI Sound because of the temp. rise. The warm extends to Buzzards Bay. An entire way of life (the Cape and islands lobsterman) just went with it.

      "'club America salutes you' says the girl on the door/we accept all major lies, we love any kind of war"--The Cure, "Club America"

      by Wheever on Tue Jun 15, 2010 at 09:58:32 PM PDT

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      •  Yep. (1+ / 0-)
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        Fishing regs are trying to limit lobster boats to three days a year. Fishermen vs regulations is ongoing battle. Extreme regulations on commericial fisheries. Different schemes and numbers every meeting.

        I had the AC on in May. We did not have one "difficult" snowstorm this winter.

        Plankton,dragonflies, shrimp,bullhead fish, Kemp & loggerhead turtles, brown pelicans, manatees, dolphins, humans.

        by CuriousBoston on Wed Jun 16, 2010 at 03:38:34 AM PDT

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        •  The thing was (1+ / 0-)
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          that the limits weren't helping like they should have. There have been many intervals in the fishing industry where limits were set and populations returned as expected. In this instance populations didn't, so they had to look at other causes. Turned out the lobsters had bailed for deeper, colder, water.

          "'club America salutes you' says the girl on the door/we accept all major lies, we love any kind of war"--The Cure, "Club America"

          by Wheever on Wed Jun 16, 2010 at 08:39:34 AM PDT

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      •  That, and the water (0+ / 0-)

        pollution in the area. They've mostly died or migrated north to the Gulf of Maine.

        If men could get pregnant, abortion would be a sacrament.--A Boston cabbie, to Gloria Steinem, in the 1970s

        by Mnemosyne on Wed Jun 16, 2010 at 07:48:50 AM PDT

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        •  The article I read said (0+ / 0-)

          That in the end is was neither overfishing nor pollution but water temperature that provoked the migration. (They eventually found all the lobsters, they were just congregated in deeper, colder, water.)

          "'club America salutes you' says the girl on the door/we accept all major lies, we love any kind of war"--The Cure, "Club America"

          by Wheever on Wed Jun 16, 2010 at 08:37:36 AM PDT

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          •  lobster fisheries (0+ / 0-)

            in the area of Long Island Sound and even up to theCape have been badly depleted for years, for lots of reasons. Increases in water temperature are just the latest in a series of bad things.

            But my information comes from people in the lobster business in Maine, not newspapers, so maybe differing points of view.

            If men could get pregnant, abortion would be a sacrament.--A Boston cabbie, to Gloria Steinem, in the 1970s

            by Mnemosyne on Wed Jun 16, 2010 at 09:20:05 AM PDT

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