Seabirds have been found again,dead by the dozens,along the beaches in the Puget Sound area:
"Kingston, Wash. -- For the second time in 10 days, dozens of dead birds have been found in the waters off the northern Kitsap Peninsula.
Capt. Timothy W. Koivu, skipper of the ferry Spokane, said he saw 50 to 100 birds floating upside down Tuesday morning within a mile of the state ferry terminal at Kingston.
State fish and wildlife officials have been investigating the discovery of more than 200 dead birds Oct. 20 on the beach near Indianola, southwest of Kingston. A state biologist also has been given some of the birds found Tuesday.
Each time most of the birds apparently were common murres and there was commercial fishing in the area, but officials have said they can't specifically tie the bird kills to fishing."
A biologist from the area:
"I was stunned and saddened because the birds seemed to be healthy," said Paul Dorn, a biologist for the Suquamish Tribe who was alerted to the problem by an Indianola resident.
"We don't know what killed the birds, Dorn said.
"It was obviously something sudden. They had no marks on them and were lying in different positions along the beach."