Since 2004 the Gulf of Maine has warmed faster than anyplace else on the planet save an area northeast of Japan, and climate models suggest 2012-like conditions will become the new normal by the 2050s, with dramatic implications for life in Maine, on land as well as at sea.
“The zooplankton biomass in the Gulf of Maine is dominated by this one species, which has a huge role in production at the lower levels of the food web,” says Jeffrey Runge, a biological oceanographer at the Gulf of Maine Research Institute in Portland.
“It’s a little bit scary, because if Calanus disappears, there would be all sorts of implications in a food web that’s adapted to its presence.” Four years ago, two ecological researchers published research predicting just such a disappearance.
Gregory Beaugrand of France’s Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique and the University of British Columbia’s Gabriel Reygondeau concluded that predicted climate-change-driven warming would dramatically reduce Calanus’ presence in the southern part of its range over the coming decades, especially Georges Bank and the Gulf of Maine, prompting “a major alteration” in the food web.
Butterfish will be open during its regular hours this Passover: Sunday - Thursday from am - pm, and Friday from am - pm. Colbeh will be open with special Passover hours: Monday - Wednesday from 10am - Midnight, Thursday from 10am - 4pm, and Friday from 10am - 5pm. Their Passover menu is a little pricey, but they are offering a wide variety, and even have a kids menu. Mendy's Rockefeller Plaza will be open Monday - Wednesday from 10am - pm, and Thursday from 10am - 4pm. Mendy’s Rockefeller Plaza: 10 Rockefeller Plaza/37 West 48th Street. Their take-out option is perfect for a quick salad or burger. Broadway’s hours for Passover are next Monday - Wednesday from 11am - Midnight, and Thursday from 11am - 4pm. A variety of soups, salads, entrees, and desserts are available for pick-up next week. The Prime Grill This restaurant is “where Kosher beckons the cool crowd,” according to the New York Times.
Prime Butcher Baker will be open on Monday and Tuesday from 8am - 8pm, Wednesday from 8am - 9pm, and Thursday from 8am - 3pm. The Prime Grill is offering a K for P version of their usual menu this Passover. Their hours this Passover are next Monday - Wednesday from 10am - 11pm, and Thursday from 10am - 2pm. T-Fusion Steakhouse "Brooklyn's Finest Kosher Steakhouse," located in Marine Park, Brooklyn, is offering a large Kosher for Pesach menu this year, which is already posted on their website.