NOAA workers hand a net filled with fish onto a boat for a recent survey of fish, including herring, off Whidbey Island. The herring population is a fraction of what it once was, raising questions about a possible link to the decline in marine birds.
From white-winged scoters and surf scoters to long-tailed ducks, murres, loons and some seagulls, the number of everyday marine birds here has plummeted dramatically in recent decades. The reasons are often complex, but for many the loss of forage fish like herring might hold a clue.
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