The population of a reclusive northwest sea bird has declined by about a third in just 10 years. That’s
according to a new federal study of the marbled murrelet.
The murrelet is a relative of the puffin that nests in coastal old growth forest.
Trained observers on boats off the coast of Oregon, Washington, and California tallied the number of murrelets they saw each summer, for 10 years.
Steve Holmer is with the American Bird Conservancy.