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THE DAILY ASTORIAN • TUESDAY, AUGUST 25, 2015
Drought dries up some seasonal wetlands early
Associated Press
Brent Drinkut/Statesman Journal
A view of Taverner’s Marsh at Baskett Slough National Wildlife Refuge near Dallas.
SALEM — Seasonal wetlands
are drying up more quiFkly than
usual as drought Fonditions persist
in the Willamette Valley.
Several ponds at the Ankeny
national wildlife refuge have
gone dry this year, and Willamette
Valley 1ational Wildlife 5efuge
Comple[ proMeFt leader 'amien
Miller says it¶s rare for that to
happen so quiFkly, reported The
Statesman Journal.
The dry ponds sparked Fon
Fern about the Oregon Fhub, a ¿sh
taken off the endangered speFies
list Must this spring. Ankeny has the
largest population of Oregon Fhub
in the Willamette River Basin.
“Early on, we had heard there
Fould be restriFtions on irrigation,”
said Miller. “But we¶ve been able
to maintain our irrigation waters to
manage for that Fhub.”
Some speFies, like the red
logged frog, need the wetlands to
breed. This year, redlegged frog
tadpoles matured and left the area
before the wetlands dried out, said
Miller.
But, he said, “with all of the
amphibians that use these wet
lands, if we get into a longterm
sequenFe of multiple dry years
where wetlands are drying up be
fore their breeding FyFle is done,
that would be detrimental to a lot
of these speFies.”
+ot and dry Fonditions are
also inFreasing wild¿re danger.
A ¿re earlier this month at Wil
liam L. Finley refuge near Corval
lis burned several aFres at Pigeon
Butte, an area that is home to the
endangered Fender¶s Blue butter
Ày.
“,t¶s pretty unusual,” Miller
said. “We don¶t get a lot of ¿res
here on the refuge.”
Birds: Fish are diving deeper than the birds Fan handle
A warming ocean
Continued from Page 1A
“There¶s a pretty raging
debate among seabird biol
ogists at the moment,” she
added. Parish said an inFrease
in deaths during nesting sea
son, isn¶t unusual. But they¶ve
seen two to three times more
than normal.
6piNes typiFally oFFur in
6eptember or OFtober after
storm events, also.
BeaFhes from 1ewport to
the 1orth Coast reported an
average of 10 to 14 FarFasses
per kilometer this month.
“,t¶s all over the map,”
Parish said. “1ot everybody
is reporting large numbers.”
1ot everyone has reported
baFk yet, either, so it¶s hard to
tell how bad it is or if it¶ll get
worse, she added.
Last fall, tens of thousands
of the Cassin¶s auklet, a small
seabird, died. Parish said there
was a Forrelation between
warmer waters and a Fhange
in the distribution of food.
“We¶re kind of hoping
we don¶t have another repeat
season,” she said. “The 1orth
PaFi¿F is pretty darn warm
and has been for some time,”
Parish said.
But there is usually up
welling, making it Fooler
along the Foast and provid
ing the Fommon murre “a fair
amount of food.”
Josh Saranpaa, assistant
direFtor of the Wildlife Center
of the 1orth Coast in Astoria,
said the Fenter has reFeived
about 12 birds a day over
the past month, many from
Cannon BeaFh. The maMority,
about 0 perFent, are Fommon
murres.
“(very bird we¶re seeing
is starving to death,” he said.
“,t¶s pretty bad.”
Many are adults. Saranpaa
said they may be starving be
Fause the adult birds are fo
Fused on taking Fare of their
young.
With warming oFean tem
peratures, ¿sh are diving
deeper than the birds Fan han
dle in some areas, he added.
The high number of starv
ing adults along the 1orth
Coast, even e[perienFed sFav
enger birds, indiFates a “seri
ous sign of a stressed eFosys
tem,” Parish said.
Saranpaa said seabirds are
biologiFal indiFators, a way to
FheFk an environment¶s health.
“Starvation is the norm”
for wildlife, Parish noted.
Many young murre die be
Fause they¶re separated from
their fathers, for e[ample. ,n
the Fase of large sFale die
offs, she added, sFientists Fare
more about the why.
“When you see so many
starving, something is not
quite right out there,” Saran
paa said.
Parish added that there are
multiple reasons a bird Fould
starve to death inFluding a
laFk of food, more Fompeti
tion, illness and poison.
Toxic algae bloom
,t¶s also “been a really odd
year,” Parish said, with mul
tiple regional sFale events,
inFluding the West Coast¶s
largest to[iF algae bloom on
reFord, stretFhing from Fen
tral California to Alaska.
This summer researFhers
found Àoating whale FarFass
es near Alaska¶s Aleutian ,s
lands as a result of the bloom.
Those deaths, Parish said,
were essentially Faused by
poison.
Other speFies are affeFt
ed as well. ,n addition to the
whales, ¿sh are eating poison
ous plankton, and birds are
eating those ¿sh.
The waiting game
At this point, Parish said
there¶s not muFh researFhers
Fan do but wait and watFh.
5eduFing the number of
dead or dying birds will re
quire a Fhange of global sFale,
she said.
“,t¶s like too many holes
in a dam,” Parish added. “You
Fan¶t put your ¿nger in one
hole and stop the leak.”
A loss of shell¿sh to the to[
iF algae, for e[ample, would
not only affeFt the eFosystem,
she said, but the eFonomy.
Saranpaa said he fears vol
unteers may nurse the birds
baFk to health, only to send
them baFk out to starve. There
are so many birds Foming in
staff have to let them go after
a month or two of fattening to
make room.
Santarsiere said the tide
was Foming in when they
deFided to resFue their bird.
They didn¶t want it to get hy
pothermia.
“We¶re all FonFerned for
wildlife so it was niFe to have
visitors band together,” she
added.
GMO: Three states have passed laws requiring GMO labels
Continued from Page 1A
The debate in Congress
Pa\ reÀeFt the stateb\state
argument over GMO labeling.
Voters in Oregon, Washington,
and California have defeated
mandatory labeling proposals
in reFent years, but it¶s been a
hotlyFontested and e[pensive
¿ght. ,n Oregon in 1ovember
2014, a GMO labeling initia
tive Zas defeated by a sFant
votes out of more than 1.5 mil
lion Fast.
Vermont, ConneFtiFut and
Maine have passed laws requir
ing GMO labels.
Meanwhile, the marNetplaFe
is ¿nding its way through the
debate.
%ig stores suFh as WalMart
are powerful players in food re
tailing, but the “rise of these gi
ants” has made them more vul
nerable to aFtivists¶ Fampaigns
beFause they want to proteFt
their valuable brand names and
reputations, Bain said.
8nder pressure from aFtiv
ists, some large retailers have an
nounFed they won¶t Farry items
suFh as genetiFally engineered
salmon, eggs from Faged hens or
new GMO potatoes — and their
suppliers have to fall in line.
But Bain said the Fompanies
aren¶t viFtims in these develop
ments. They Flearly reFogni]e
the “enormous” eFonomiF and
soFial value of niFhe marNets
made up of Fonsumers who hold
those beliefs and are willing to
spend more to maintain them,
she said.
“, thinN they Fould Fare less
about the sFienFe,” she said. “,f
they Fan sell something they are
going to do it.”
A YouTube video of
Bain¶s remarNs to the 1a
tional Press Foundation
is available at http://bit.
ly/1.h[na
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