Schultz Environment Blog

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Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Mass death among razorbills in the North Sea
Thousands of razorbills have, earlier this autumn, been found dead along the coastline of the North Sea in Norway, Sweden and Germany, this autumn. Most of the birds were adults and were extraordinary thin – starved to death. They belonged to the specie Alca torda islandica which breeds around the Great Britain and in the North Sea. The lack of sand eels, which are an important feed for the juveniles, caused that the breeding was interrupted. Why the sand eels are missing isn’t elucidated yet, but it is assumed to be a consequence of over fishing and climate change.


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