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Mystery behind Hitchcock's birds

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Figure 1: Toxic Pseudo-nitzschia and Hitchcock's bird frenzy.


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This study was supported by the SiMON (Monterey Bay Sanctuary – NOAA) award, NSF via the CCE-LTER site, and the SIO Pelagic Invertebrates Collection. We would like to thank Covello and Covello Photography for allowing us to use their reconstruction of the Santa Cruz Sentinel front page from 18 August 1961. Any opinion, finding, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

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Bargu, S., Silver, M., Ohman, M. et al. Mystery behind Hitchcock's birds. Nature Geosci 5, 2–3 (2012).

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