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Scientists reveal how 10 billion Alaskan snow crabs disappeared

In October 2022, scientists said overfishing was not the cause of the disappearance.

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Alaskan snow crabs

Alaska: Scientists have blamed warmer oceans for Alaska’s sudden disappearance of 10 billion snow crabs.

According to The Guardian report, 10 billion snow crabs in Alaska vanished into thin air because of fluctuations in water temperature.

10 billion crabs disappear

Billions of snow crabs used to thrive in the eastern Bering Sea, but they vanished years ago, confusing scientists.

In October 2022, scientists said overfishing was not the cause of the disappearance.

According to a recent report, the crabs starved to death as they couldn’t fulfil their required calories.

 Alaskan snow crabs

Revenues slashed for the first time

For the first time in Alaskan history, the state government was forced to end crucial Bering Seas’ now crab harvests in 2022.

The Alaskan $150 million commercial fishing industry is expected to take a massive hit as the crab population suddenly vanishes.

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