"Before 2014, we averaged 1 to 2 dead bird encounters per year at sea,” Kuletz says.
A large number of seabird deaths have been observed in the Bering Sea off the Alaska coast, which may be linked to warming water and a changing menu. Gulf Watch Alaska researcher, Kathy Kuletz, contributes her knowledge to what might be causing the deaths. She references the 12-years of seabird surveys that have been conducted through monitoring efforts like Gulf Watch Alaska, the Northern Gulf of Alaska Long Term Ecological Monitoring, and others.
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