This section contains brief summaries of the impacts of climate change on various species in New England, and also how those impacts may affect humans down the line. Sources for climate change impact research can be found under the headings "Flora" and "Fauna" on the Resources page.

Northern Shrimp   Northern Shrimp (Pandalus borealis) Northern shrimp (Pandalus borealis) are a small but important part of Maine's fishing economy. They have a known love for cold water, and unusually warm temperatures over the last decade have contributed to a collapse of the Maine population of northern shrimp. In addition to raising the price of shrimp, this will make it harder for Maine fishermen,…

Atlantis Fritillary
(Speyeria atlantis)

Highbush Blueberry

Highbush Blueberry
(Vaccinium corymbosum)

Lazuli Bunting

Lazuli Bunting (Passerina amoena )
American Lobster

 American Lobster (Homarus americanus)
Asian Tiger Mosquito

 Asian Tiger Mosquito (Aedes albopictus)
Atlantic Cod

Atlantic Cod (Gadus morhua)

Sugar Maple (Acer saccharum)

Little Brown Bat (Myotis lucifugus)

Horseshoe Crab (Limulus polyphemus)