King Crab Invasion

The Sub2o blog

Thanks to Discovery Channel’s popular «Deadliest Catch» TV series, the red king crab has become known across the globe. This armored behemoth has invaded Norwegian waters and is considered a dangerous, alien species.



Posted on Aug 8, 2013

The red king crab is one of the world’s largest crustaceans, sporting a “wingspan” of up to 1.8 meters (6 ft). After being released by Russian scientists in the waters off Murmansk in the 1960s, this monster has invaded the Norwegian arctic coast.

When several attempts to transport live crabs by train and truck all the way from the Kamtchatka peninsula - hence the latin name Paralithodes camtschatica - in the north Pacific failed, the crabs eventually had to be flown in.

The aim was to create a viable crab population for commercial fisheries. It is safe to say that they succeeded - the crab population has exploded since and is counted in millions in the Barents Sea.

» Click here to keep reading at the Sub2o blog

King crab

The king crab is native to the North Pacific, but has invaded Norwegian waters after being released by Russian scientists in the 1960's.

The Sub2o blog is run by DiveAdvisor, a website tailor made for the needs of the global scuba diving community.

» Follow Sub2o on Facebook!

The new blog already has lots of interesting posts on topics ranging from places, animals, underwater photography, skills and gear - and more posts are being added constantly.

» Click here to visit DiveAdvisor



Popular Sub2o Blog Posts

black-as-night
Some of the most striking underwater images are those with a completely black background. They make the subject stand out, letting the brilliant colors and shapes play the main role instead of fading into the background. READ MORE
periphylla-safari-2017
Come dive with the awesome Periphylla periphylla deep-water jellyfish at Gulen Dive Resort in January 2017 and experience exhillarating black-water diving from their new 52 ft. dive yacht!
 
nudibranch-safari-2017
Do you love nudibranchs and want to learn more about them? Then the Nudibranch Safari is just what you've been looking for! Join the nudibranch experts at Gulen Dive Resort in Norway.
 
nudibranch-safari-2016
Do you love nudibranchs and want to learn more about them? Then the Nudibranch Safari is just what you've been looking for! Join the nudibranch experts at Gulen Dive Resort in Norway.
 
join-the-nudibranch-safari
Do you love nudibranchs and want to learn more about them? Then the Nudibranch Safari at Gulen Dive Resort on the Norwegian west coast is just what you've been looking for!
lionfish-in-the-caribbean
Since it was first discovered in Florida in the mid-1990s, the lionfish has invaded the entire Caribbean. Threatening the environment but also leading to creative business ideas, the lionfish has a great...
nudibranch-safari-2017
Do you love nudibranchs and want to learn more about them? Then the Nudibranch Safari is just what you've been looking for! Join the nudibranch experts at Gulen Dive Resort in Norway.
Latest Stories
Latest News
Latest Images
                   

Telephone: +47 94 83 32 83
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



ScubaPixel
Christian Skauge
Etterstadsletta 4 G
N-0660 Oslo, Norway


   

BLOG & NEWS
Latest News
Gear & Techniques
Website Screenshots
Archive

STORIES
Latest Stories
Published Stories
Cover Shots
Destinations
Underwater Photography
Dive Medicine & Education
Wreck Stories
Marine Biology

LATEST IMAGES
New Images
Featured Images
IMAGES
Fish
Sharks & Rays
Molluscs
Echinoderms
Cnidarians
Crustaceans
Mammals
Reptiles
Algae & Plants
Reefs & Scenery
Divers
Wrecks
Freshwater
ROV & Aquaculture
Travel Images
WORKSHOPS
Upcoming Events
Nudibranch Safari
Periphylla Safari

SOCIAL MEDIA
Like us on Facebook
Skype Chat
About Sharing Images

MISCELLANEOUS
Terms & Conditions
Nudibranch Resources

CONTACT & PRESS
About me
Download Press Kit

 

The images and stories found on this website are the property of writer and underwater photographer Christian Skauge. The material is NOT FREE and may not be downloaded or used in any way without prior permission. Any unauthorized use is a copyright infringement and will be prosecuted accordingly. When buying an image or a story you naturally obtain all necessary rights to use the image in your desired context.
© Christian Skauge 2006-2013   |   www.scubapixel.com   |   Contact   |   Designed and developed by ScubaPixel