How a ‘blob’ of hot Pacific Ocean water killed 1 million seabirds squib

Scientists have finally solved the mystery of what suddenly killed tens of thousands of birds a few years ago: It was “The Blob.” Researchers were baffled when as many as 1 million common murres — an abundant breed of North Pacific seabird — died at sea between summer 2015 and spring 2016, with 62,000 of...
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