Preliminary tests indicate that the pelicans died onshore and not while at sea. Results from testing the dead dolphins is due any day and this strange outbreak is being called the Peruvian plague.
The Peruvian government said it was "deeply worried".
Local media reports suggest more than 1,200 dead pelicans have been found in the Piura and Lambayeque regions.
Peru's Deputy Minister for Natural Resource Development, Gabriel Quijandria Acosta, said a virus might have killed the dolphins.
A viral epidemic outbreak was linked to similar deaths of marine wildlife in Peru in the past, as well as in Mexico and the United States.
Analysis on the dolphins so far suggested they had contracted a morbillivirus, which belongs to the same group as the measles virus in humans,
What we also know...is that in previous cases animals that have higher loads of pollutants in their body will fall easier victims to these kind of diseases because their immune system is weakened."
But climate change /pollution deniers still cling to the belief that human involvement can't be the culprit.
They will tell you that the "Earth takes care of itself" and as long as we continue to use up all of our finite resources to keep us well stocked in cheap crap from China, and rely on the insane belief in unlimited growth, all will be well in the land of milk and honey and ipads.
So much for "taking personal reponsibility".
Maybe one day a rich Republican real estate developer will build luxury condos on top of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch and pitch them as being historic view properties, where once upon a time people actually watched in awe, some miraculous creatures called birds and whales before mankind killed them all.
|Someone found your disposable lighter.|
As long as Walmart is raking in the profits and the sea of junk keeps flowing, nothing else matters.
Besides, nature is sooooo yesterday.