Seven reasons birds are dying:
Tens of thousands of dead birds are washing up on the beaches of Alaska's Prince William Sound, an unexplained mass die-off that some experts say may be related to the changing climate.
The birds appear to have starved to death https://www.smh.com.au/environment/conservation/mysterious-mass-deaths-of-alaskan-birds-baffles-scientists-20160113-gm4nap.html …
Penguins starving to death is a sign that something’s very wrong in the Antarctic.
Overfishing, oil drilling, pollution and climate change are imperilling the ecosystem.
Seabirds are starving to death:
"the scientists were telling us they sometimes pull out 200 or 250 pieces of plastic out of dead birds... It's obscene when you think about it."
A grim picture of starvation
Global warming only makes it more likely we'll see more of these kinds of events in the future.
Industrial fisheries are starving seabirds like penguins and terns by competing for the same prey sources. Seabirds are now the most threatened bird group.
'If you lose 80% of what you eat you cannot sustain a stable population.'
"All the birds show signs of severe starvation and we don't know why," said Leopold.
"there is something wrong at sea, and that's alarming."
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