Hakai Magazine: How the Blob Killed Thousands of Tiny Seabirds

Hakai Magazine: How the Blob Killed Thousands of Tiny Seabirds

For Cassin’s auklets, robin-sized seabirds of the northeast Pacific, the winter of 2014 was a disaster. Over the course of a few months, more than 9,000 washed up on beaches from British Columbia to California. Almost immediately, scientists hypothesized that the deaths were somehow related to a massive marine heatwave, known as the Blob, that went on to ravage the coastal ecosystem from 2013 to 2015.

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