Daily Archive: Friday, February 10, 2017

Warm Pacific water blamed for vast seabird die-off

[ad_1] ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A year after tens of thousands of common murres, an abundant North Pacific seabird, starved and washed ashore on beaches from California to Alaska, researchers have pinned the cause to unusually warm ocean temperatures that affected the tiny fish they eat. Elevated temperatures in seawater affected wildlife in a pair of major