One million seabirds died in the North Pacific during 2016 s brutal ocean heatwaveGet the Full StoryBetween the summer of 2015 and the spring of 2016, a marine heatwave swept the northern Pacific Ocean that was hotter and lasted longer than any since records began in 1870. Its effects are just beginning to be understood.
The common guillemot known as the common murre in North America breeds in both the Pacific and the Atlantic and is among the most abundant seabirds in the northern hemisphere. But like many other seabirds, its numbers have declined over the past few decades. Part of that decline is due to the marine environment a seabird s home and hunting ground becoming increasingly unpredictable and difficult to survive in.Read Full Story