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How warming ruined a crab fishery and hurt an Alaskan town

As the world warms, extended spikes in ocean temperatures are triggering the collapse of key marine populations. In the Aleut community of St. Paul, Alaska, the loss of the snow crab fishery is having a profound economic impact and raising questions about the small city’s future.
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Scientists point to climate change as likely cause for Alaska snow crab decline

Even as scientists are still trying to figure out why the Bering Sea snow crab stock crashed in 2021, federal managers are working on a plan to help rebuild it.

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Snow crabs in the Bering Sea have been hard to find — partially due to climate change

Ayesha Rascoe asks Seattle Times reporter Hal Bernton about the drop in the population of Bering Sea snow crabs, and why scientists think climate change may be an important driver.
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A new tool may help crab fishers sidestep dead zones

Lately, bouts of dangerously low oxygen levels - or hypoxia - have afflicted parts of the North American west coast, affecting critters from halibut to sea stars.

Red knots in steepest decline in years, threatening the species’ survival
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Red knots in steepest decline in years, threatening the species’ survival

The annual count along the Delaware Bay beaches showed another severe drop in numbers of the shorebird, whose migration is one of the longest avian journeys in the world.
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As warming oceans bring tough times to California crab fishers, scientists say diversifying is key to survival

A study of the 2014 marine heat wave suggests that fishermen who turn to other species will fare better in future climate disruptions.

Rising ocean acidity bad news for West Coast’s $200 million Dungeness crab fishery

Rising ocean acidity bad news for West Coast’s $200 million Dungeness crab fishery

The findings have unsettling implications for California's most valuable ocean crop.

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