Why 10 billion snow crabs starved to death in the Bering Sea – Phys.org

Global warming of our seas is now destroying one of the main commercial aquaculture crops of Alaska and Bering Sea. By 2021, more than 90% of snow crab vanished. This year the fishery was closed. Scientists now know why.

If we don’t get a handle on this our food from the oceans is in deep trouble. But of course, many politicians still refuse to even acknowledge there is a problem, since their oil industry funded campaigns demand they do and misguided climate deniers like Cliff Mass continue to wait for enough data before they change their minds. I guess someone needs to be the last one off the sinking ship. Hope they have a life raft. Unfortuately they will help take all of us down with them.

“A team of marine biologists with the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Alaska Fishery Science Center has solved the mystery of why approximately 10 billion snow crabs vanished from the Bering Sea back in 2018/2019—the water there was too warm for them.”

and this:
Second snow crab season canceled as researchers pinpoint cause of decline” Anchorage Daily News October 30, 2023.


In the aftermath of the Bering Sea Snow Crab collapse, a cultural, social and economic emergency.