100-plus seabirds found dead on 25-mile stretch of West End Beach

LAPUSH — More than 100 dead seabirds have been found on beaches stretching about 25 miles from Kalaloch to Rialto Beach since Friday.

Hundreds more of the birds — which appear to be primarily white-winged scoters and surf scoters — appear to be ill, said Mary Sue Brancato, a resource protection officer with Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary.

When many birds show up dead on beaches, it is termed a “wreck,” she said.

 

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