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The well preserved but near-emaciated carcass of a House Swift was discovered in 2012 near the Deltaport container terminal, just 40 metres from the Pacific Ocean. Photo: Kimberly Walters.University of British Columbia researchers Ildiko Szabo and Darren Irwin are unravelling the mystery of how a House Swift ranged across the Pacific from Asian to Ladner, British Columbia. Photo: Derek Tan, Beaty Biodiversity Museum, University of British Columbia.There were no indications of trauma, parasites, disease or oiling. But the 13-centimetre swift was very underweight, and had entirely depleted its fat stores. Photo: Derek Tan, Beaty Biodiversity Museum, University of British Columbia.Beaty Biodiversity Museum curator and forensic ornithologist Ildiko Szabo discusses the case of a House Swift that ranged across the Pacific from Asian to Ladner, British Columbia. Credit University of British Columbia.There were no indications of trauma, parasites, disease or oiling on the bird. But the 13-centimetre swift was very underweight, and had entirely depleted its fat stores. Photo: Ildiko Szabo, Beaty Biodiversity Museum, University of British Columbia. Christopher Stinson.Sea cucumber fishing season 2016 (Dzilam de Bravo, Yucatan, Mexico). Credit: Eva Coronado, National Polytechnic Institute, Mexico.

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