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Record-breaking heatwave in 2014-2016 killed one million seabirds

Between the summer of 2015 and spring of 2016, tens of thousands of seabirds washed up on Pacific beaches from Alaska all the way down to California in what scientists called an “astonishing” extreme mortality event for the species.
 

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Measurements are taken of a dead Common Murre that was observed during the massive 2015 die off even...
Measurements are taken of a dead Common Murre that was observed during the massive 2015 die off event.
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Common Murre ( Uria aalge)  also known as Common Guillemot. Photographed at Alaska SeaLife Center in...
Common Murre ( Uria aalge), also known as Common Guillemot. Photographed at Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward, Alaska.
DickDaniels (CC BY-SA 3.0)
Biologist Tony DeGange (retired USGS) examines murre carcasses on the beach of Hallo Bay in Katmai N...
Biologist Tony DeGange (retired USGS) examines murre carcasses on the beach of Hallo Bay in Katmai National Park and Preserve.
NPS/Stacia Backensto

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