A talk show for the birds
Last autumn, a high rate of strange deaths was observed with seabirds in Western Alaska (including common murres, pictured).
Ultimately, as KNOM’s news department reported, the bird deaths were linked to a specific disease, avian cholera.
Naturally, many of our listeners had concerns about this phenomenon – concerns that we did our best to address, and hopefully alleviate, in a special call-in show that brought together expert ornithologists and other local scientists. Thank you for making possible this important community service! It’s a show that we know our listeners greatly appreciated.
This article is part of the January 2014 edition of our newsletter,
The Nome Static.
Read more articles from this issue (January 2014)