Kodiak Crab Lab

This article was found in the May edition of Pacific FIshing . Crab stocks in Bristol Bay and Kodiak are dwindling . The goal of the Kodiak lab is to find answers to why these crab are not returning. Crab take 8 years to reach maturity so for populations to rise you need several good years in a row to see a healthy recruitment. The lab is studying ocean ecosystem patterns , crab diets, and crab reproduction currently. Some interesting facts from the article are red king crab will eat their babies but blue king crab will not. Golden king crab can resist ocean acidification.

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