Ridiculous History: 150 Years Ago, Men Killed for the Eggs of These Birds

Ridiculous History: 150 Years Ago, Men Killed for the Eggs of These Birds

\" \" A population of common murres photographed in Scotland; similar birds live off the California coast. AdvertisementAnd it just so happens that 150 years ago, the common murres' favorite egg-laying perch in the Lower 48 was just off the coast of San Francisco. Still, they persevered and the Egg Company began making a sizable profit selling the freely collected common murre eggs to San Francisco bakers. \"San Francisco not only lacked the infrastructure it needed, but there were no chicken farms to supply such a great need.\" \" \" Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Members of the International Bird Rescue Center release rehabilitated common murres into San Francisco Bay in late 2015.

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