Sea Slime Killing U.S. Seabirds

Publication: National Geographic News   Date: October 30, 2009   View Article

Hundreds of birds are washing up on the shores of the U.S. Pacific Northwest coated with a foamy sea slime, scientists say.

The slime, which comes from algae blooms in the ocean, saps the waterproofing ability of the birds’ feathers, experts say.

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