Atlantic puffin population in peril as fish stocks shift, ocean waters heat up
Monday, June 03 2013 @ 12:16 PM EDT
Contributed by: jkr
By: Clarke Canfield, The Associated Press, Published on Monday June 03 2013
PORTLAND, MAINE—The Atlantic puffin population is at risk in the United States, and there are signs the seabirds are in distress in other parts of the world.
In the Gulf of Maine, the comical-looking seabirds have been dying of starvation and losing body weight, possibly because of shifting fish populations as ocean temperatures rise, according to scientists.