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The Earth is warming, and the oceans are absorbing the largest part of the increased heat. Moreover, the oceans absorb a large fraction of the greenhouse gases from the atmosphere impacting the ocean chemistry and contributing to the ocean acidification. These changes impact the marine ecosystems and influence oceans deliverables to man in the form of products and services. In the North Atlantic this will challenge the seafood industry, the shipping industry and the oil and gas industry.read more
In focus: European lobster
The European lobster has been found from the Mediterranean Sea to Northern Norway and west to the Shetland Island and western Ireland. It is usually found in shallow waters less than 40 m deep, where it is night active and shelter in burrows during daytime.
Their preferred habitat is moderately exposed areas with a complex bottom substrate of a mixture of sand and rocks. The lobster has a wide diet, hunting live prey and scavenging on dead organisms.