Marine biologists and veterinarians in Brazil last week found more than 500 corpses pinguni on beaches in southern Brazil, in Rio Grande do Sul State.
Center for Maritime and Coastal Studies of Brazil announced that it has launched an investigation to determine the cause of death of these penguins and will announce the results in about 30 days. Biologists at the center told the Brazilian newspaper G1 that penguins migrated north, traveling from Argentina to find food in warmer waters.
“The animals did not seem exhausted, and oil stain had not seemed well fed, so it needs a more detailed analysis to determine why penguins have died,” said a Brazilian official.
Sources: AP, BBC