Hundreds of Tufted Puffin Deaths Suggest Dangers of Warming Seas

(Jenna O´Donnel, November 23, 2016)

In October, the first Tufted Puffin carcasses washed up on a chilly beach on St. Paul Island, a lonely Bering Sea outpost between Russia and Alaska. Within weeks, hundreds more had drifted onto the island’s beaches, apparently dead from starvation. The dead Tufted Puffins add another mass mortality event to a string of recent seabird die-offs along the Pacific coast.

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