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Weather to blame for water problems?


Lobsters are tougher to come by and sharks are being spotted at a high frequency. What role does weather play in it all?

Weather and climate play a huge role in the lifespan of a lobster. Lobsters usually thrive in waters hovering near 60 degrees. Now that ocean temperatures are on the rise, lobsters are leaving more common fishing grounds for cooler locales.

Warm waters also play a role in the increase in jellyfish being spotted this summer. Jellyfish are floaters, but they tend to gravitate towards their food, phytoplankton. Phytoplankton grows in warm water.

Shark sightings aren't necessarily directly related to the weather. Though they're usually seen in later months, sharks are more interested in seals than warm water.

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