29 Nov '15, 5pm

Crab invasions, tropical visitors, and massive marine die-offs.

Photo: Alisa Opar Kirsten Lindquist examines a dead adult murre on Thornton State Beach Last Monday, I went looking for death. Technically, I was on a biweekly wildlife survey of San Francisco’s Thornton Beach. I was tagging along with Kirsten Lindquist, head of Beach Watch , a shoreline monitoring program created by the Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary . As we neared the water, California and mew gulls stood on glistening wet sand and small flocks of sanderlings twisted and turned in unison over the crashing waves. There was no hint of doom, but in recent months this and many other Pacific Coast beaches have become sandy graveyards for thousands of common murres. “Two weeks ago, we found 80 dead murres here,” Lindquist said as we set off down the beach with another volunteer. “I have no idea what we’ll find today.” Common murres—black-and-white fish eaters som...

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