Forty-foot waves, freezing temperatures and a nearly 100-percent injury rate. Crab fishing off the Alaskan coast on the icy Bering Sea is one of the world's most dangerous jobs. But it's also one of the most lucrative, offering tens of thousands of dollars for a few days' work. Follow one group of ambitious men as they battle harsh conditions and intense competition in the frenzied search for an undersea jackpot. Season 1 (Part 2): It's been a little over 12 hours since the Opilio crab season opened, and the Bering Sea has already claimed six lives. Despite these losses, the men stay upbeat as they begin to pull in their pots. For the first time this season, the seas are calm. Unseasonably warm weather and calm seas contribute to crab totals for the fleet. Capt. Sig Hansen and his crew land on the crab early and crank through their gear, filling two of the boat's three holds. The hunt for crab intensifies as the season winds down. Rumors of a possible closure prompt the men to push even harder. Frustrated by a lack of results, Capt. Jim Stone of the Retriever decides to give up on the Northern fishing grounds. With the deaths of the Big Valley crew, this Opelio crab season has been a rough one. As the last hours of the season tick down, a new race begins - the race back to port. Captains strategize and compete for the best spot in line to off-load.
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