Dashboard Week Day 5 - Eastern Bering Sea Crab Distribution

by Andy Kriebel

Deadliest Catch is one of my all-time favorite TV shows. I bet I've watched hundreds of episodes. I remembered a year or two ago they talked about how the catch quotas were significantly reduced because of a dramatic rise in the water temperatures in the Bering Sea, thus reducing the amount of crab that reproduced.

Today, for DS21's last day of Dashboard Week, they will be analysing data from NOAA about Eastern Bering Sea Crab Distribution. From their website:

This database contains distribution information for crab species in the eastern Bering Sea of Alaska collected during Alaska Fisheries Science Center bottom trawl surveys since 1975.

There's a map (with the data, metadata and some other context) that shows the concentrations of the crab population that can be animated over time. This might be interesting to see with Tableau's animations, though it might not lead to any insights, but maybe it will?

The analysis from the team has gotten better and better each day this week and it's a pretty rich data set.  I'm looking forward to see what I can learn from their analysis.

Cover photo by NOAA on Unsplash.

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