Dead Pelican on Beach During 2015 Harmful Algal Bloom in Monterey Bay (image) Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute Share Print E-Mail Caption This dead pelican washed up on a beach in Monterey bay during the toxic algal bloom in May 2015. Researchers do not know exactly why the pelican died, but its stomach contained extremely high concentrations of domoic acid. Credit Kim Fulton-Bennett © 2015 MBARI Usage Restrictions May only be used in conjunction with an article about this research. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.