Once-common marine birds disappearing from our coast

Thursday, July 24, 2014

By Craig Welch for The Seattle Times

From white-winged scoters and surf scoters to long-tailed ducks, murres, loons and some seagulls, the number of everyday marine birds here has plummeted dramatically in recent decades. The reasons are often complex, but for many the loss of forage fish like herring might hold a clue...

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