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NOAA workers hand a net filled with fish onto a boat for a recent survey of fish, including herring, off Whidbey Island. The herring population is a fraction of what it once was, raising questions about a possible link to the decline in marine birds.
Steve Ringman / The Seattle Times

NOAA workers hand a net filled with fish onto a boat for a recent survey of fish, including herring, off Whidbey Island. The herring population is a fraction of what it once was, raising questions about a possible link to the decline in marine birds.

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