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Wildlife Officials Find Thousands Of Dead Seabirds In Alaska

Geo Beats
Geo Beats
Some experts believe that starvation is a likely factor in the massive die-off of about 8,000 murre seabirds in Alaska as their remains were found to appear thin and emaciated.

A massive die-off of seabirds in Alaska has scientists scrambling to determine the scope and cause. 
Thus far, approximately 8,000 dead members of the common murre species have been recorded in the area known as Whittier, around the Prince William Sound. 
And, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the death toll could ultimately reach the low five-figure range. 
While mass deaths of the black and white birds have happened before in the wintertime, officials say the scale of this event is

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