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Vanishing NW seabirds linked to herring decline

Vanishing NW seabirds linked to herring decline

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KGMI News Reporting compled with AP News

ANACORTES, Wash. – Wildlife biologists say the decline in the numbers of seabirds in the Northwest may be linked to what they eat; a dwindling population of herring.

The Seattle Times reports other factors such as developments, pollution and predators are involved in a complex ecosystem, but forage fish are vital for seabirds and other marine animals.

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife says the number of scoters is down 75 percent from the late 70s and hundreds of thousands of western grebes are down to just 20,000.

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