The wreck

Wagner, Eric
December 2009
High Country News;12/7/2009, Vol. 41 Issue 21, p8
The article focuses on the investigation of dead seabirds from Northern California to Washington led by Miriam Bobkoff who volunteers at least once a month with the Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team (COASST). Julia Parrish, director of COASST, has been receiving reports of hundreds of dead and dying scoters along the Olympic peninsula by mid-September of 2009. Vera Trainer, a scientist with the Northwest Fisheries Science Center, states that the phytoplankton with ruptured cells caused by storms might be indicators of climate change or other factors as such organisms contributed in the death of scoters by the end of October.


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