Report from the coast – Something wicked this way comes


From all up and down the coast come reports of tens of thousands of dying Blue-footed diving seabirds called cassin’s auklets, including this one, have been washing up on beaches from San Francisco to central British Columbia.

It appears that starvation is the culprit. A successful breeding season which created a huge population, at exactly the time that climatic issues with warming water may have significantly reduced their primary food source, but why just one species?  And it’s a bigger die off by many magnitudes to anything seen previously, including the Exxon Valdez kill.

Here’s the best story on it so far.

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2015/01/150123-seabirds-mass-die-off-auklet-california-animals-environment/

What is going on? Is it going to affect other species? Including us?

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