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Dead zones, a ‘horseman’ of climate change, could suffocate crabs in the West, scientists say

As the Pacific Ocean’s cool waters hugged Oregon’s rugged shore, Nick Edwards, a seasoned commercial fisherman, could not believe his eyes. Stretching over at least 100 yards, he said, were the carcasses of hundreds of Dungeness crabs piled in the sands of a beach south of Cape Perpetua. Richard Feely is quoted. 



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