27 Sep '12, 4pm

Orca Death, a Taste of What's to Come?

Orca Death, a Taste of What's to Come?

Orca Death, a Taste of What's to Come? Blood Tears Photo: Carol Ann Bassett Last week, in the small town of La Pedrera, Uruguay a dead orca washed onto the beach. It is not common for Orcas to be found washed up on beaches; so local conservationists examined the case. It turns out this is the third orca to wash ashore in this area recently and it appears there is a pattern. Similar to Peru, were hundreds of dolphins recently washed ashore, Uruguay is also preparing for oil extraction. The building of a deep-sea port is planned for this area. The area, however, is an international biosphere reserve & UNESCO World Heritage Site. It includes fragile national parks and RAMSAR sites. It is also located right in the migratory path of the Southern Right Whale. Upon examination of the orca, whale biologist Rodrigo Garcia Pingaro, Director of local NGO, Conservation of Cetaceans (O...

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