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  1. Alaska seabird die-off investigation hindered by data gapsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 5 | CBC News

    In this Jan. 7 photo, dead common murres lie washed up on a rocky beach in Whittier, Alaska. Federal scientists in Alaska are looking for the cause of a massive die-off of one of the Arctic's most abundant seabirds, the common murre.

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  2. Data gaps hinder explanation for Alaska seabird die-offRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 4 | SFGate

    In this Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016 file photo, dead common murres lie washed up on a rocky beach in Whittier, Alaska. A federal scientist seeking reasons for a massive die-off of one of the most abundant seabirds in Alaska, the common murre, suggests a close look at their relationship to some of the ocean's smallest creatures, zooplankton, that may be affected by warming water.

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  3. Massive Bird Die-Off Puzzles Alaska ScientistsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 3 | Criminal Report Daily

    ... do they seem a bit slow on the uptake? Nearly 8,000 common murres ( Uria aalge ) were found along the shores of Whittier, Alaska, in early January. Over the New Year's holiday, Alaska experienced four days of gale-force winds from the southeast that ...

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  4. Massive Bird Die-Off Puzzles Alaskan ScientistsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 1 | Live Science

    ... leaving scientists concerned and confused. Nearly 8,000 common murres ( Uria aalge ) were found along the shores of Whittier, Alaska, in early January. Over the New Year's holiday, Alaska experienced four days of gale-force winds from the southeast ...

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  5. Alaskan scientist thinks seabird die-off related to algal bloomsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 28 | CBC News

    Dead common murres lie on a rocky beach in Whittier, Alaska, in this image from Jan. 7, 2016. Bruce Wright, a senior scientist Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association, has been studying paralytic shellfish poisoning in Alaska since 2006.

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  6. Coral Princess 7 Night Alaskan Cruise from Whittier, AKDepart Whittier, AKRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 25 | Travel Weekly

    Sister ship to the Island Princess, the Coral Princess was built in 2002 and carries 1,970 passengers on a mix of Alaskan and trans-Canal itineraries.

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  7. Federal agency calls for research into Alaska seabird deathsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jan 23 | Norwalk Citizen News

    In this Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016 file photo, dead common murres lie washed up on a rocky beach in Whittier, Alaska. A federal laboratory that assesses disease in wildlife is calling for more research into the deaths of thousands of common murres and other seabirds off Alaska's coast.

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  8. Thousands of birds found dead along Alaskan shoreline due to starvationRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 22 | Daily Mail

    Emotional Celine Dion leads second day of mourning for her late husband: Star bids farewell to Rene Angelil after 22-year-marriage in touching public funeral Is this the end of El Nino? Nasa say phenomenon should start to disappear - but warn global warming means 'anything could happen' Thousands of birds are found starved to death along the Alaskan shoreline after rising water temperatures killed off the fish they eat Scientists say the die-offs could be a sign of ecosystem changes that have reduced the numbers of the forage fish that murres depend upon Seabird biologist David Irons drove recently to the Prince William Sound community of Whittier to check on a friend's boat and spotted white blobs along the tide line of the rocky Alaska beach.

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  9. Starved Dead Birds Are Washing Up On Alaska Beaches, And No One Knows WhyRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 15 | ThinkProgress

    This photo taken Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016, shows dead common murres on a rocky beach in Whittier, Alaska. Federal scientists in Alaska are looking for the cause of a massive die-off of one of the ArcticA's most abundant seabirds, the common murre.

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  10. One of Arctic's most abundant seabirds dying by thousandsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 13 | The Globe and Mail

    In this Jan. 7, 2016, photo, dead common murres lie washed up on a rocky beach in Whittier, Alaska. Federal scientists in Alaska are looking for the cause of a massive die-off of one of the Arctic's most abundant seabirds.

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  11. In pitiful animal die-offs across the globe - from antelopes to bees...Read the original story

    Jan 13, 2016 | The Washington Post

    ... temperature of water in the sound. In this Jan. 7, 2016 photo, dead common murres lie washed up on a rocky beach in Whittier, Alaska. Federal scientists in Alaska are looking for the cause of a massive die-off of one of the Arctic's most abundant ...

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  12. Thousands of starved birds found on Alaskan beachesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 12, 2016 | Big News Network.com

    ... fat. And no stomach contents." U.S. Geological Survey researcher John Piatt has been documenting the fatalities in Whittier, Alaska, where the die-off has been especially large. His observations are much the same as Corcoran's. "These birds are ...

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  13. Arctic seabirds dying by the thousands in AlaskaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 12, 2016 | CBC News

    Dead common murres lie washed up on a rocky beach in Whittier, Alaska, on Jan. 7. Federal scientists in Alaska are looking for the cause of a massive die-off of common murres, one of the Arctic's most abundant seabirds. Seabird biologist David Irons drove recently to the Prince William Sound community of Whittier to check on a friend's boat and spotted white blobs along the tide line of the rocky Alaska beach.

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  14. Unraveling the mystery of the massive Alaskan seabird die-offRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 12, 2016 | Christian Science Monitor

    Common murres, one of North America's most abundant seabirds, are washing ashore after apparently starving to death. What's going on? Hai Han feeds a common murre in the bathtub of his vacant apartment in Whittier, Alaska.

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  15. Starvation suspected in massive die-off of Alaska seabirdsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 12, 2016 | Albany Times Union

    ... has treated hundreds of ... more In this Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016, photo, dead common murres lie on a rocky beach in Whittier, Alaska. Federal scientists in Alaska are looking for the cause of a massive die-off of one of the Arctic's most abundant ...

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  16. Get it while it's cold: Kayaking Alaska's glaciersRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 3, 2016 | Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

    ... Bay via water taxi, a 40-foot landing craft operated by Lazy Otter Charters out of the busy little seaport of Whittier, a super-saturated spot on the planet with an average 185 inches of rain per year. In Anchorage, 65 miles to the west, locals joke ...

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  17. High winds, downed lines cut power to thousands from Willow to Cooper LandingRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 30, 2015 | APRN

    High winds and falling trees cut power to thousands of residents today throughout the Mat-Su, Anchorage, and down the Kenai Peninsula as far as Cooper Landing. Phil Steyer, spokesperson for Chugach Electric, says up to 4,000 customers across the company's service area - from northeast Anchorage to the Kenai Peninsula, including Whittier and Tyonek - found themselves without power this morning.

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  18. 2015: Stories of American extremesRead the original story

    Dec 21, 2015 | WABC-AM New York

    ... occasional series on the unexpected places and unforgettable characters that help define the country. The folks in Whittier, Alaska, know what it means to live in close quarters. All 220 of them call the same building home. CNN's Moni Basu and ...

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  19. Northern enclosure: Alaska's one-house town, home to hundredsRead the original story

    Sep 11, 2015 | GantDaily.com

    The only way to reach Whittier in the dead of winter used to be by boat, when the weather permitted, or by train, when the weather permitted. That was until 15 years ago, when Alaska converted a World War II rail tunnel to handle cars, too.

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  20. Unusual late-summer windstorm brings warnings for Southcentral Alaska communitiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 27, 2015 | Anchorage Daily News

    A forecast for an unusually strong late-summer windstorm starting today has the National Weather Service issuing wind warnings for Seward, Moose Pass, Whittier , Girdwood and Valdez. The weather service writes in the warning that "a strong upper level disturbance" originating in the Arctic will dive southward across Southcentral Alaska.

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