30 Jun '11, 1am

Dead Penguins Washing Ashore With Disturbing Regularity

Photo: elisfanclub / cc Last week, several dozen dead and dying Magellanic penguins were discovered on beaches throughout south Brazil, apparent victims of an oil spill. So far more than 140 penguins have been transfered to animal care facilities to be cleaned and rehabilitated, while an untold number more have already perished from contaminated waters. If this fact alone weren't cause enough for concern, what's more troubling is that it's hardly an isolated incident. For the last ten years, with disturbing regularity, penguins have been washing ashore starving or covered in oil. And while the origins of these annual mass deaths remain officially a mystery -- one biologists believes he knows the sinister truth behind them. A Decade of Mysterious Penguin Deaths Back in 2001, the BBC reported that hundreds of penguins either died or required treatment after "migrating south ...

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