The tide is dead low as Diane Cowan lifts seaweed-covered rocks at dawn’s first light, something she’s done for more than a decade as a way to monitor Maine’s most valuable fishery. Here at Lowell Cove, the number of juvenile lobsters has increased fourfold in recent years, indicating plentiful crustaceans for years to come. At the same time, however, the water temperature in this picturesque inlet has risen fast – raising concerns. The lobsters, she fears, could begin dying off if the temperature keeps going up.
[Thanks for the tip ACE!]