Monday, April 30, 2012

What Is Going On In Peru?



Some of you may have heard about the unbelievable phenomenon happening on the beaches of Northern Peru, if not please watch the video above. Last week CNN published a report updating the global community on the situation that has marine biologists and scientists completely dumb struck. 900 dolphins, 5 sea lions, 54 blue-footed birds, and a sea turtle have been found dead onshore in the last 2 months.
This afternoon BBC News reported another uncomforting sighting - more than 500 pelicans are dead on the same beaches. The Peruvian government is working closely with the scientific community to try to figure out the root cause of death, which for the moment is undetermined, although they believe it is linked to either a morbillivirus which is also found in the same group of the measles virus in humans, or a brucella virus. 


The most unsettling feeling for most is that these animals have been dieing onshore rather than at sea. I know many of you raved about the brave beach-goers earlier this month who helped save a pod of dolphins that tried to beach themselves on a beach in Brazil. Unfortunately for most trying to help in Peru, the animals are already suffering from decomposition and severely near death.

What are your thoughts on might what be happening on the beaches of Brazil?

3 comments:

  1. from thanksgiving of 2010 to april of 2011, over 400 PELICANS DIED ON THE BEACHES OF TOPSAIL ISLAND AND MORE ON OAK ISLAND, both off the coast of North Carolina. "officials" investigated, but a cause has never been found. It never made CNN, although the local channels in the Wilmington NC area did their best to get the word out. and this year the same thing, but not in as high numbers. IT would be nice to see some investigation of our shores......dwoody.....

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    1. Wow, thanks for sharing! I had no idea something similar also happened in those areas (I actually lived in NC for 3yrs). You are correct when you say that the media has not covered situations like you mentioned here in the U.S the best they could. I'll make sure to keep your comment in mind and if I can share it with any media sources I will do so. Thanks again!

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