Puffins found starving to death in mass die-off likely linked to climate change, study suggests – CBC


More warning signs of climate disaster emerging in the Bering Sea. I personally haven’t seen a Tufted Puffin, which used to be quite common on Protection Island back in the 70s and 80s, in so long I can’t remember when. Have any of our readers seen one lately here in the Strait?

Thousands of tufted puffins in the Bering Sea are dead partly because of starvation and stress brought on by changing climate conditions, researchers say. The puffins’ food supply has been disrupted by changes in air and sea temperature, and in winter ice levels, according to a new study in the journal PLOS ONE. Tufted puffins normally feed on krill and small fish; food that is now going to bigger predators than the orange-beaked seabirds. Kelsey Mohammed reports. (CBC)

Puffins found starving to death in mass die-off likely linked to climate change, study suggests

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  1. Saw Puffins on rock island near Port Ludlow Bay in February. Had never seen them this far from Protection Island before.

    • There were two on a rock formation near Port Ludlow for a part of a day in either late Februzry or early March

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