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70% of our sea birds and 75% of the worlds fish are now depleted: No fish left in our oceans by the year 2048

Wednesday, 13 January 2016

NOAA: Carnage along the west coast exploding since 2011

By Gary Walton

Thousands of starving and dead seabirds have been shored up along the coast of Alaska, prompting scientists to investigate the unusually high mortality rate of one of the Arctic's most abundant birds. Around 8,000 dead common murres were found last week on a one-mile stretch of beach, 60 miles south of Anchorage, the true amount is thought to be more than 100,000.

The common murres have been found starving, too weak to fly, and have come inland to forage nearer the coast.

After examining around 100 carcasses, scientists said there has been no evidence of pollution or disease, but rather the birds were emaciated - they had no stomach contents or body fat.

Higher than usual mortality rates have also affected marine life by the billion, fish, sea otters, fur seals, whales, crabs, dolphins, walrus, lobster, mussels, starfish, turtles and many more have been dying in alarming numbers along the c…