August 28, 2018
E-murre-gency Sparks Seabird Media Attention
August hasn’t been a great month for starving seabirds, but the good news is the media has been shining a light on this crisis. Television and print media has provided outstanding coverage to educate the public about Common Murre and Northern Fulmars affected by changes in ocean environments. Donate
We suspect the surge in starving seabirds that we’ve seen at our California centers is part of a larger environmental problem. From warming oceans to depleted fish stocks, to large-scale seabird die-offs in Alaska, waterbirds are responding to their environments and the results are alarming. To see a list of news articles covering the current #emurregency at International Bird Rescue, see below.
Here’s a list of the top reports:
San Francisco Chronicle: El Niño fears grow as starving baby birds wash up on California beaches
KCBS Radio: Starving Birds Could Mean El Nino is Coming