Penguins wash up dead in Brazil
More than 200 oil-slicked penguins have washed up dead on the beaches of a popular Brazilian resort, and officials say they are searching for a cause.
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“Up with which, I will not put”
Since: Jul 08
#1 Sep 1, 2008
Its really unfortunate, but only some penguins were covered in oil. Every year around this time, many penguins are found dead in Florianopolis. The get caught up in the Northerly currents from southern Argentina, and end up in warmer waters off of Brazil. Penguins cant hunt alone; they are pack survivors. So without eating, and without the strength to fight the currents, they die of starvation and wash up on the beaches. I was in Florianopolis 2 weeks ago, and found a dead penguin. (There was no oil on this one). Very sad thing to see, but it a natural event. The locals did mention that the number was unusually high this year, but there was no mention of oil. Maybe some did find an oil slick, which also is a very sad thing.
São Bernardo Do Campo, Brazil
#3 Jul 1, 2009
Is it safe to travel down to Florianopolis from Sao Paulo for a road trip right now with the swine flu?
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