Lobsters May Be Going Extinct From Global Warming

If you're a seafood lover, you probably appreciate a good lobster.

Personally, I didn't try lobster until last year when my boyfriend and I drove to Maine just to try a lobster roll.

It was a divine culinary experience. We both said we could never eat lobster again unless we were in Maine. It was that good.

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But unfortunately, we've received some bad lobster-related news.

Recent rising temperatures in the ocean have been an issue for baby lobsters, according to a new study from the University of Maine.

Researchers looked closely at lobster larvae and found they couldn't survive in water 5 degrees Fahrenheit above the current temperature, specifically in the Gulf of Maine. In case you didn't know, that's where most of America's lobsters come from.

Even though Maine's lobster population has been flourishing for the past 20 years, they could soon see a noticeable decline.

At this rate, Maine's lobster population could be wiped out by the year 2100. Yikes!

According to the UN's climate change panel, it is predicted that the water temperature in the Gulf of Maine will be 5 degrees warmer in 84 years. Great.

Climate change has already affected the lobster population near Rhode Island, as well as Cape Cod. And it's only going to get worse.

Global warming is REAL, people.

If you ask Donald Trump, he might tell you differently, though.

In response to Hillary Clinton calling him out for saying that global warming was a hoax during the first presidential debate Monday, Donald Trump claimed to have never said that.

Yet, of course, a tweet from 2012 resurfaced, in which Trump literally said: "The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make US manufacturing non-competitive."

And that was just one of the many times he said that global warming wasn't real.

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OK, Trump, then how do you explain what's happening to these poor lobsters? [video id="1623137"][/video]

Citations: Maine's Lobsters Could Go Extinct in 85 Years Because of Global Warming (GrubStreet)