LIMA - The Peruvian government said Wednesday that 5,000 birds, mostly pelicans, and nearly 900 dolphins have died off the country's northern coast, possibly due to rising temperatures in Pacific waters.
The country's northern beaches were earlier this week declared off-limits as scientists scrambled to pin down what was causing such a massive toll, with non-government organizations blaming oil exploration work.
But Peru's deputy environment minister Gabriel Quijandria, disputed this and said warming waters, which disturbs species' food supplies, was a possible cause.
Originally posted by TedHodgson
reply to post by Hithe Merinos
And nearly 300,000 people die every day, These things happen, Unless you can find out the exact death rate of both pelicans and Dolphins per day in peru and then compare then to the deaths specifically recorded on that Wednesday i see no conspiracy
Some controlled explosions were conducted as I read weeks ago, researchers were looking for oil. That could be bad for dolphins, even if the government said there is no connection.
FUKUSHIMA is the word.
I lived in Peru, I've been there when "El Nino" striked in the 80's. I walked the beaches and I saw about the same scenario.
The "anchoveta" is a little fish which is the key of this situation. The waters got lot warmer now so the anchoveta moved to colder waters far away. That means no food. All dead pelicans found had empty stomachs, according to last official investigations, in other words, they starved to death. The dolphins eat anchoveta too.
I reapeat, I saw that happen before, I used to go fishing there.
Even without "El Nino", every year about the end of summer in Peru (march - april), many dead birds are found on the beaches, those are the old ones.
The only thing I find hard to explain is the information about the damage organs and broken ears in the dolphins.
This type of activity creates some artificial seismic activity that may affect whales and dolphins.
These works are carried out from a ship that shoots compressed air through a canyon to the seafloor, producing echoes or sound waves for exploring possible oil and gas. This echo produces a shock wave that can harm an animal to reach it. However, this screening method is used in Peru since 1973.
Initially, the second hypothesis was identified as the most probable, but in recent days has lost consistency. Deputy Minister of Environment, Quijandria Gabriel announced that according to the analysis of internal organs, there are no signs of common symptoms found in dolphins when they are affected by this type of wave. Moreover, the theory seems very good for these animals appear dead both before the initiation of these marine works (carried out by the company BPZ), and after its conclusion.
Carlos Yaipen, director of the Scientific Organization Science for Conservation of Aquatic Animals (ORCA), said: "Oil companies use different frequencies of sound wave and the effects of these bubbles are not visible to the naked eye, but also generate downstream effects in animals. That can cause death by acoustic impact not only dolphins, but also sea lions and whales. "The generalized internal bleeding evidenced in autopsies point to relentless noise impact
Originally posted by cloaked4u
here we go, BP is at it again. Death and destruction of anything in it's path. Wether it be animal or the rape of resources in other parts of the world for, THE BIG BUCKS. Sums it all up for me, right BP. NO WAIT, the aliens did it.
Houston-based BPZ Energy is an independent oil and gas exploration and production company with exclusive license contracts covering approximately 2.2 million acres in four blocks in northwest Peru.