Climate change brings ups and downs for lobster

The Fish Site
by The Fish Site
27 September 2007, at 1:00am

CANADA - Global warming is leading to complicated and unexpected changes for the lobster industry, say scientists gathered at an international conference in Charlottetown.

Warmer waters are making some lobster more active, and more likely to climb into traps.

About 250 scientists at the eighth International Conference and Workshop on Lobster Biology and Management are discussing a wide variety of topics — lobster behaviour, aquaculture, health assessment, population dynamics — but climate change is a factor in many of the papers being presented at the conference.

One of the unexpected problems off the coast of Australia brought about by climate change is the arrival of an invasive species, a sea urchin that is destroying lobster habitat.

Source: CBCNews