Gulf of Maine: ‘Poster child’ for global warming

September 3, 2014 5:22 AM

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Gulf of Maine: ‘Poster child’ for global warming

FRIENDSHIP, Maine — Imagine Cape Cod without cod. Maine without lobster. The region’s famous rocky beaches invisible, obscured by constant high waters.

It’s already starting to happen. The culprit is the warming seas — and in particular the Gulf of Maine, whose waters are heating up faster than 99 percent of the world’s oceans, scientists say.

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