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Peru: At Least 1200 Dead Pelicans Found Along 105-Mile Stretch Of Peruvian Beaches


By Jill Langlois, Global Post – “Peru’s oceanographic agency said it will investigate the deaths of 1,200 pelicans on northern beaches, the same place where nearly 900 dolphins were recently found dead.

The dead pelicans were found by Puerto Eten Fishermen’s Association on Thursday and Friday along 105 miles of coastline, reported the Associated Press. The government’s Institute of the Sea said it found nearly 600 dead birds, mostly pelicans and also some gannets, along a 43-mile stretch.

The pelicans have been appearing dead on Peruvian beaches over the past 10 to 12 days, according to Perú21. The Peruvian Sea Institute (Imarpe) hasn’t been able to explain the phenomenon.

Dozens of other dying birds have been seen on beaches, Puerto Eten Fishermen’s Association president Francisco Ñiquen told Fox News. Imarpe will investigate the cause of the mass deaths.” Read more.

Peru: Hundreds of Dead Dolphins Counted Along 90-Mile Stretch of Peru Beaches, Number of Dead Will Reach Into the Thousands – “Conservationists counted 615 dead dolphins along a 90-mile stretch of beaches in Peru, a wildlife group said Wednesday, and the leading suspect is acoustic testing offshore by oil companies. ‘If you can count 615 dead dolphins, you can be sure there are a great many more out at sea and the total will reach into the thousands,’ Hardy Jones, head of the conservation group BlueVoice.org, said in a statement after he and an expert with ORCA Peru walked the beaches. Indeed, the head of a local fishermen’s association told Peru21.pe that he estimated more than 3,000 dolphins had died so far this year …” Read more.

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