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Scientists fear for Alaska’s king crab fishery

New research earlier this year shows that Bristol Bay red king crab – the supersized monster that has come to symbolize the fortunes of Alaska’s crab fleet – could fall victim to the changing chemistry of the oceans. Barring a hasty reduction in carbon-dioxide emissions – or evidence that the creatures could acclimate to changing sea conditions – a team of scientists fears Alaska’s $100 million red king crab fishery could crash in decades to come. [email protected]  12:18