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Marine heatwave likely caused mass starvation of seabirds off US west coast

19:00 EST 14 Jan 2020 | AAAS

(PLOS) Unprecedented numbers of common murres -- North Pacific seabirds -- died between 2015 and 2016. A new analysis lays out the scope of this event and suggests a potential culprit: severely reduced food supplies resulting from unusually elevated sea temperatures. Dr. John Piatt of the U.S. Geological Survey and colleagues present these findings in the open-access journal PLOS ONE on Jan. 15, 2020.

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