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    'Deadliest Catch’ Faces Its Own Extinction As Climate Change Rapidly Warms Ocean Waters

    If Discovery’s “Deadliest Catch” is in trouble, it’s climate change – not ratings – that may hasten the show’s demise.

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    Over the last year, temperatures rose about four degrees in the Bering Sea, which is 50 times the global average. As filming began for the 13th season of “Deadliest Catch,” which premieres Tuesday night, the show’s fishermen had to contend with a serious problem: With warming waters, the crabs have moved elsewhere.

    “The first thing that you need in order to film a show about crab fishing are the crabs,” said executive producer R. Decker Watson, Jr. “If the crabs don’t show up, then we’re all out of business.”

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    Re: 'Deadliest Catch’ Faces Its Own Extinction As Climate Change Rapidly Warms Ocean Waters

    I've been concerned about this for the past few years, when they started cutting the quota.....
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