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European Journal

Norway: King Crabs save Jobs

Many Norwegians used to leave the villages in the north of the country because there were no jobs. Now they're coming back. Thanks to king crabs, the fishermen, at least, can count on a lucrative business.

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The crabs migrated from Russian waters. The giant creatures can measure up to two meters across. As well as the locals, tourists are also coming back for a look at the sensational crabs. However oceanographers worry that over time the king crabs could displace marine life that has been living in the arctic waters for millions of years.