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Brazilian scientists have begun an investigation after hundreds of dead penguins and other sea animals washed up on Sao Paolo state beaches.
A total of 530 penguins, numerous other sea birds, five dolphins and three giant sea turtles have been found in coastal towns along the shoreline.
Environmental officials do not believe pollution is to blame, instead pointing to starvation as the most likely cause of the deaths.
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Just what is happening to our world?
A total of 530 penguins, numerous other sea birds, five dolphins and three giant sea turtles have been found in coastal towns along the shoreline. towns along the shoreline.
“251 million years ago a mammoth undersea methane bubble caused massive explosions, poisoned the atmosphere and destroyed more than 96 percent of all life on Earth. Now, worried scientists are increasingly concerned the same series of catastrophic events that led to worldwide death back then may be happening again.”
the “astonishingly high” methane levels in the Gulf mean that marine mammals, sea birds, amphibians and fish are not going to escape this catastrophe unscathed.
Huge reservoirs of methane trapped beneath the ocean floor rapidly escaped during prehistoric global warming and depleted much of the sea's oxygen, according to new research into why many forms of life suddenly vanished 183 million years ago.
The findings, reported in today's issue of the journal Nature, shed new light not only on the disappearance of as many as 80 percent of some deep-sea species but also a process suspected in other prehistoric mass extinctions.
Methane, freed from its sub-oceanic cage by warmer water, then merged with the oxygen in the water or atmosphere to form carbon dioxide.
In addition to the reduced food supply, the penguins are also at the mercy of oil spills and fishing nets, both which continue taking a toll on the birds’ populations. As a result of the above factors, Magellanic penguins are now on the “Near threatened” list.