"High Ocean Temperatures Endangering Seabirds?"

"Small seabirds are washing up dead on local beaches, an unusual phenomenon that suggests high ocean temperatures are causing starvation.

The hardy gray birds, call Cassin's auklets, are rarely sighted in offshore waters. They normally live in the distant open ocean, feeding on small crustaceans in the cold Pacific Ocean.

But this month, large numbers of thin, dying or dead birds are being seen along our coast. Most reports come from San Mateo County beaches, such as Pescadero's Gazos Creek and Pacifica's Linda Mar. Bodies also have been found on the coasts of Marin and Sonoma counties."

Lisa Krieger reports for the San Jose Mercury News November 18, 2014.

Source: San Jose Mercury News, 11/19/2014