After nearly five decades in service, the decommissioned aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk stopped in the Long Beach harbor during a final 16,000-mile voyage.
The chicks, who aren’t quite ready to fly or swim, keep stumbling off into the water from two anchored 180-foot-long barges, according to officials.
The elegant tern chicks were part of a large colony that nests on an anchored barge near Long Beach Harbor, according to International Bird Rescue.
The adult male body was seen floating in the water at 1600 Harbor Scenic Drive, near the Pier J fishing spot.
The Norwegian Jewel made headlines at the start of the coronavirus pandemic in mid-March after being turned away from ports in four countries due to fear that passengers may have been infected.