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News spotlight: What happened to Alaska’s snow crabs? Scientists have a few leads.

By Mary Kate McCoy

October 25, 2022
Deep in the frigid east Bering Sea, snow crabs have historically flourished — supporting Alaska’s $160 million annual crabbing industry. Yet state officials recently sent shockwaves across the industry when they announced there would be no snow crab season this year for the first time.
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Shifting tuna populations could trigger ‘climate justice issue’: study

By Kiley Price

July 29, 2021
Ocean warming will alter the habitats of tuna, which could have catastrophic economic consequences for Pacific Island nations and territories, according to a new study.
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