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    Mass mortality of tufted puffins linked to unusual warm temperatures

    On 17 October 2016, Paul Melovidov and Aaron Lestenkof, biologists from the Aleut Community of St. Paul Island Tribal Government Ecosystem Conservation Office (ACSPI ECO), Pribilof Islands, Alaska (see map) counted 39 fresh, mostly intact beached birds along North Beach (see photo). Since this date, daily surveys have tallied 247 beached birds on 4 […]