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New study links 2015 murre die-off to food scarcity during the “Blob”

Alaskans may remember a few years ago, when huge numbers of common murres, a type of northern seabird, were washing up dead onshore. A new study from the University of Washington links the large die-off up to food scarcity during a period of extremely warm water temperatures. A dead common murre found in Kodiak during a seven-month beach survey (Photo …

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