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Created On: 04/10/2017 11:11 AM
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 04/10/2017 11:11 AM
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From the SouthEastern Estuarine Research Society (SEERS) meeting abstracts, meeting next week in Myrtle Beach:


Believe me, climate change is a *#@% hoax: lessons from an immigrant lobster

Butler, M.J. IV

Department of Biological Sciences, Old Dominion University

Climate change, schlimate change. In case you came late to the party (the one that begins with a capital "R"), it is now accepted that the earth's temperature is rising. We know this because the lawns have gone brown on our nation's golf courses. Even though this change in climate has nothing to do with humans, some pansy scientists question whether it poses a problem for marine animals - especially ones like spiny lobster that feed rich people. In this talk, by a guy who knows more about marine science than all the AAAS fellows combined, I'll provide rock-solid proof that Chinese-driven changes in temperature and salinity in our coastal seas will have zip, nada effect on our lobster dinner menu. Laboratory experiments and modeling studies on postlarval and juvenile Caribbean spiny lobsters (Panulirus argus), some of which were conducted by females mind you, reveal moderate if any effects on lobster survival, susceptibility to disease, or distribution in the Florida Keys. So what's the fuss? Besides, connectivity modeling and genetic studies prove that all of Florida's lobsters are illegal immigrants from Central and South America and therefore should be deported, or consumed with garlic and butter.


Present author contact info: mbutler@odu.edu 

(Mark, um Dr. Butler, is a bit of a madman)

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