Birdwatchers and researchers in the Western U.S. are sounding an alarm about the mysterious deaths of seabirds:
“This is just massive, massive, unprecedented,” said Julia Parrish, a University of Washington seabird ecologist who oversees the Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team (COASST), a program that has tracked West Coast seabird deaths for almost 20 years. “We may be talking about 50,000 to 100,000 deaths. So far.”
What’s causing the deaths?
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