The ‘Blob,’ a massive marine heat wave, led to an unprecedented seabird die-off

From 2015–2016, 62,000 dead common murres washed onto U.S. and Canadian Pacific coast beaches

common murre seabirds

New research links a massive die-off of these seabirds, called common murres, with a powerful marine heat wave in the Pacific Ocean that lasted two years.

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