Ocean Acidification Threatens Bering Sea Crabs. But Can they Adapt?
SEAFOODNEWS.COM [KTOO Public Media] By Rachel Waldholz - November 7, 2017
Ocean acidification could threaten some of Alaska’s most important fisheries. Researchers warn that populations of red king crab in the Bering Sea – made famous by the show The Deadliest Catch – could collapse by the end of the century.
But it’s possible the crabs might be able to evolve and adapt to the changing oceans. The big question is – will they have enough time?
Biologist Robert Foy reaches into a tank in his Kodiak lab, as about twenty red king crabs move around on the bottom. They are giant. They are spiny. They are… kind of terrifying. But...
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