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Uruguay trying to determine the death cause of 600 Magellan penguins

Thursday, June 9th 2011 - 05:39 UTC
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Authorities in Uruguay say they have found about 600 dead penguins washed up on the Atlantic coast since Saturday. Experts are trying to determine what has killed the sea birds. Read full article


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  • GeoffWard

    The prevailing winter Falkland Current is from South to North along the coast of Argentina to Uruguay.
    It meets the North to South Brasil Current off Uruguay, and the food-rich water gives way to food-poor water.

    When storms drive these marine animals too deeply into areas with no food, starvations and deaths occur - like today.

    Jun 09th, 2011 - 12:49 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    Glad you cleared that up, Geoff. Was expecting the Argentines to say it had something to do with our oil drilling! They prob will anyway!

    Jun 11th, 2011 - 09:28 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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