Study links warming to ‘Blob’ that killed Pacific seabirds 16.01.2020

Deutsche Welle | Jan 16, 2020 at 12:00 AM
  • Approximately 1 million seabirds known as the common murre died because of food-supply disruptions during a heat wave from summer 2015 to spring 2016.
  • Julia Parrish, a University of Washington ecologist and co-author of the paper, linked the “relatively new” increased frequency of such heat waves to climate change.
  • Several other species experienced mass die-offs during the same period, including tufted puffins, Cassin’s auklets, sea lions and baleen whales.