It was a year ago this month that Alaska’s Alaskan King Crab was declared extinct.
But the species remains a threat to millions of salmon and king salmon.
The king crab’s extinction was announced in a statement last week by the state’s Department of Fish and Game.
The state said the species was declared extirpated in June, two years after its last sighting in the state.
That marked the end of a nearly 10-year-long recovery for the king in Alaska, where fishing and fishing habitat are protected.
The Alaska Department of Game and Inland Fisheries also declared the species extinct in June after a total of 3,000 sightings of the species in the Alaskans waters since 2005.
The agency noted that the state had already recovered 1,000 of the king’s offspring in spawning habitats, where they thrive.