Climate Change May Have Caused Mass Puffin Die-Off

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A colony of tufted puffins. (Credit: tryton2011/shutterstock)

From beached whales to strange seal die-offs, mass marine life mortality events are getting more common. And thanks to changing temperatures, mass seabird deaths are on the rise as well.

A study published Wednesday in the journal PLOS One catalogs a four-month period starting in October 2016 where researchers and volunteers collected dead seabirds from St. Paul Island off the Alaskan coast in the Bering Sea. They found more th

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