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Billions of snow crabs in Alaska likely vanished due to warm ocean, study says

High temperatures in the oceans is causing sudden death of billions of snow crabs in Alaska. This is according to a recent study by scientists and environmentalists. For instance according to The Guardian ' The eastern Bering Sea snow crabs, once thought to be overfished, actually starved to death en masse because the change in water temperature “increased their caloric needs considerably”, scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said in the study.' The situation is getting worse now that the study shows arctic temperatures have warmed four times faster than those of the rest of the planet. Due to this higher temperatures it has massively reduced sea ice making the oven floor unbearable for the snow crabs hence death. Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2023/oct/20/alaska-snow-crabs-dead-ocean-temperatures-climate-change

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  • Gorffly mokua

    34 w

    This is very concerning and an urgent action is required!

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    • Ann Nyambura

      34 w

      This situation has implications for the livelihoods of communities that depend on crab fisheries in Alaska. The decline in snow crab populations can affect local economies and traditional ways of life.

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      • johnte ndeto

        34 w

        Aquatic life should be protected

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        • rosebellendiritu

          34 w

          @johnte_ndeto It's devastating to loose them just like that.

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        • Kevin

          34 w

          Incredibly disheartening

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          • Rotich Kim

            34 w

            This is very discouraging indeed!

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            • Esther Wanjiku

              34 w

              This is very discouraging

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              • Elizabeth Gathigia

                34 w

                Very worrying

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                • CHRIS NGATIA

                  34 w

                  This is worrying

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                  • mercy nduta

                    34 w

                    Disappointing!

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                    • Munene Mugambi

                      34 w

                      How horrible.

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