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A blob of hot water in the Pacific Ocean killed a million seabirds, scientists say

Jan 16, 2020 - CNN

(CNN) -- As many as one million seabirds died at sea in less than 12 months in one of the largest mass die-offs in recorded history -- and researchers say warm ocean waters are to blame.

The birds, a fish-eating species called the common murre, were severely emaciated and appeared to have died of starvation between the summer of 2015 and the spring of 2016, washing up along North America's west coast, from California to Alaska.

Now, scientists say they know what caused it: a huge se...