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April 2, 2020

About 62,000 dead or dying common murres, the trophically dominant fish-eating seabird of the North Pacific, washed ashore between summer 2015 and spring 2016 on beaches from California to Alaska. A team of United States Geological Survey scientists have been researching and investigating the cause of this die off.

Video: ‘The Blob’ - The Story of the Pacific Heatwave

Featuring John Piatt, Mayumi Arimitsu, Sarah Schoen, and Caitlin Marsteller.

Directed by Ben M. Collins

Shot on location in Alaska, July 2019

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