Objects & Places from Working on the Edge: Surviving in the World's Most Dangerous Profession: King Crab Fishing on Alaska's High Seas

Spike Walker
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Crab Pots

These are steel frames covered in mesh that are baited and dropped from five to seven hundred feet under the Bering Sea and come in several sizes, ranging from six feet to eight feet.

Launchers

These platforms on the decks of boats allow the crewmen to deposit the pots into the water.

Buoys

These are attached to the ropes that are attached to the pots to allow the fishermen to lift them out of the water.

Radar

Many fishing vessels use this system to keep track of the sea's depth and other fishing vessels.

Survival Suits

These are heavy, insulated outfits designed to protect a person in frigid waters.

King Crab

These are large crustaceans, often ten to twelve pounds each, that live in the Bering Sea and are caught during a season that stretches from September to November.

Tanner Crab

These are small, brown crustaceans...

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