Mystery as almost 1,000 dolphins wash up dead along South American coast

Posted on April 20, 2012


Scientists have been left baffled after almost 1,000 dolphins washed up dead along the South American coast.

A total of 877 dolphin carcasses have been counted recently along the shore in the northern regions of Piura and Lambayeque, Deputy Environment Minister Gabriel Quijandria said.

Officials have been studying possible factors in the dolphins’ deaths including a virus or seismic oil exploration that has recently been carried out off northern Peru.

An analysis of the beached dolphins’ internal organs hasn’t found the sort of symptoms that experts have seen in other cases when dolphins have been affected by seismic tests, Mr Quijandria said in a radio interview.


Enhanced by Zemanta
Posted in: Random