[Tweeters] Re: Seabirds down?
terimartine at me.com
Wed Mar 18 10:10:11 PDT 2015
From Seattle Times today, pg. B4:
Warmth may hurt seas' food source
"Pacific Ocean waters off the West Coast remain unusually warm, and that is expected to mean a reduced food supply this year for salmon, sea lion pups, auklets and other marine species, according to a report by NOAA fisheries. The report ... noted record-high sea-surface temperatures that are generally associated with less productive ocean conditions. ... 'We are seeing some major environmental shifts taking place that could affect the ecosystem for years to come,' said John Stein, director of the Northwest Fisheries Science Center."
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