In the Pribilof Islands, no one’s gotten an accurate count of blue king crab since the population crashed hard in the 1980s.
This summer, a marine biologist is trying to change that, with the species’ first in-depth study in more than 30 years.
His ultimate goal: Determine if blue crab can make a comeback — or if it’s gone for good.
It’s a foggy day on St. Paul Island, and Jared Weems is itching for the weather to clear up. He wants to get out on the water and back to work.