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Thousands of puffins wiped out in storms

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Thousands of puffins are feared to have been killed in the recent storms that have hammered the UK for the last month.
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Katie Vazquez's curator insight, March 6, 2014 7:57 PM

Title: Thousands of puffins wiped out in storms

Author: Daily Mail Reporter

Date: February 19, 2014

 

Main Idea: Many puffins may have been killed in the storms in the UK.

 

Summary:

1. More than 35 puffins have been reported to have washed up on the bays of Spain and France.

2. The original record was 17 back in 1979.

3. Drowning is a common cause of death for puffins.

 

Opinion/POV: No.

 

Question: How far do puffins usually travel before returning back to their shelter?

 

Is this article important to science? 

I believe that this article is important to science because the number of puffins could have dropped a lot due to the heavy storms in the UK.

 

Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2563343/Thousands-puffins-wiped-storms-Dead-birds-washed-coasts-France-Spain.html

Taylor Godbolt's curator insight, March 7, 2014 7:46 AM

 

 Thousands of puffins wiped out in storm

Author: Daily Mail Reporter

Date: Feb. 19, 2014


Main Idea: Thousands of puffins havr been killed due to the storm in the UK


Summary: Puffins are fighting for survival due a storm far out


This article was factual


Question: Couldn't these birds sense the danger of weather?


Importance: It could help with seeing how bad the storm was far out


www.dailymail.co.uk

Celest Ybarra's curator insight, March 30, 2014 4:51 PM

Article: Thousands of Puffins Wiped Out in Storms

Author: Daily Mail Reporter

Main Idea: Many puffins from the UK are being found dead and washed up on the shores of Spain and France

Summary:

1) Puffins are fighting for survival due to storms in the bay of Biscay

2) The original amount of deaths recorded was only 17 back in 1979

3) The rapid increase of the puffins death has significantly began to affect other animal populations

Opinion: No, it was based purely off of facts

Question: Why is drowning a major cause of death for puffins? How will this affect the UK and other countries?

Is this article important to science?: Yes, because this tells us how much the world is changing and evolving since so many animals, like puffins, are beginning to go extinct or are now few in numbers due to the increase of their deaths.

Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2563343/Thousands-puffins-wiped-storms-Dead-birds-washed-coasts-France-Spain.html