Recently, a large number of seabirds died mysteriously near the Pacific cost. The death rate of sea birds compels researchers to determine the cause of them.
The biologists at Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife are striving really hard to find out the reason of common murres’s death. Thousands of birds found dead on the beaches in last three weeks.
Generally, sea birds die in winter season and extreme storm weather. However, this year the rate of deaths of sea birds are pretty unusual.
Phillip Johnson, executive director of Oregon Shores Conservation Coalition states that this kind of death rates of sea birds occurred first time in the history.
The recent research of Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODWF) demonstrates that lack of food and exhaustion are the chief factors of the death. The severe weather conditions give birth to heavy winds which are really harmful for this specie. However, scientists are unable to find the cause that of shortage of food.
Herman Biederbeck, a biologist at ODFW informs that the majority of the birds died due to hunger and storms.
In comparison, a few researchers propose that the strange emergence of the young seabirds is responsible for the die off of older sea birds. The presence of thousands seabirds in a sea compels them to fight with each other on food.
Hence, the U.S Geological Survey’s National Wildlife Health Center has planned to carry out more necropsies on the dead birds.