die-off


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die-off

(dī′ôf′, -ŏf′)
n.
A sudden collapse of a species or of a population or community of organisms, as from disease or environmental disruption.
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According to Boronov, the Chinese company is ready to pay compensation for the die-off of 22 head of cattle because the owner of the animals was a young orphan man.
Many have little body fat, leading experts to suspect the die-off is caused by declining food sources in the dramatically warming waters of the northern Bering Sea and Chukchi Sea off Alaska.
The authors suggested that climate-driven shifts in prey abundance and/or distribution, combined with the onset of molt, may have caused this puffin die-off, and note that further climate variability in this region is probable.
The mass die-off of saiga antelopes in Kazakhstan started around May 10, 2015, and caused [approximately equal to]200,000 deaths across several calving groups within 3 weeks.
His research center said the new study showed that corals on the northern Great Barrier Reef "experienced a catastrophic die-off" following the 2016 heatwave.
Coral reef die-off is expected to continue as the effects of climate change are felt around the globe.
The new timeline places the creature's die-off at more than a million years before the Permian extinction, in which about 90 percent of marine species vanished.
By attempting to learn more about the spread of disease through marine areas we can hopefully stop epidemics like sea urchin die-off.
Speaking at the meeting of the Committee on International Relations, Defense and Security of the Senate (upper house of the parliament), Moldabekov said the "die-off of endangered animal could possibly be related to the environment issues, as well as the cosmodrome.
The state Department of Fish and Wildlife says die-offs occur each spring along beaches from Oregon to California.
Practical methods are needed to accurately measure the low, but infective, concentrations and die-off rates of the pathogens themselves.