Small Arctic Penguin-Like Birds Washing Ashore South Carolina Beaches Due To Severe Weather

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After this week’s severe storms, Dovekies, seabirds native to the Arctic and New England, have been unexpectedly washing ashore along several South Carolina beaches.

The Myrtle Beach Wildlife Rescue Center has already reported receiving eight Dovekies, attributing their unusual presence to recent storms. While most are stable, their condition could worsen.

Climate change-induced stronger storms may lead to more such incidents. As Dovekies are federally protected, proper handling is crucial.

If you find any distressed animals, including Dovekies, please contact the Myrtle Beach Wildlife Rescue Center at 843-885-3083.

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