Northern Fulmar die-off
- In San Diego County, we're having a number (many dozens, if not hundreds)
of Northern Fulmars wash up on the beach. They are generally being found
dead or in a weakened state. Most, from what I've heard, are emaciated.
It is my understanding that this is a result of a "natural" event (i.e., no
DIRECT link to a man-made event, like an oil spill). It is also my
understanding that ONLY fulmars are washing up. Am I correct in my
understandings? Do any of you out there have any solid information
regarding this phenomenon? Thanks.
Gjon C. Hazard
Branch Chief, Recovery and Permits
Carlsbad Fish and Wildlife Office
6010 Hidden Valley Road
Carlsbad, CA 92009 USA