About 62,000 dead or dying common murres, the trophically dominant fish-eating seabird of the North Pacific, washed ashore between summer 2015 and spring 2016 on beaches from California to Alaska. A team of United States Geological Survey scientists have been researching and investigating the cause of this die off.
Featuring John Piatt, Mayumi Arimitsu, Sarah Schoen, and Caitlin Marsteller.
Directed by Ben M. Collins
Shot on location in Alaska, July 2019
Released April 2nd, 2020
Special thank you to Catherine Collins, Michael Collins, Jill Collins, Tyler Wyatt, Robert Crowley, Sienna Devoe-Talluto, Kora Freeman-Gerlach, Jack Sipperly, Casey Allen, Sydney Schenck, Miranda Miller, Elizabeth Connoly, Jack Baraky, Jack Marcella.
Produced with permission of the U.S. Gelogical Survey, Alaska Science Center, Anchorage.
All fish and wildlife were observed or captured under permits provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Geological Survey, and Alaska Department of Fish & Game.
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