Hundreds of baby penguins found dead in Brazil

Jul 19, 2008 By MICHAEL ASTOR , Associated Press Writer
Hundreds of baby penguins found dead in Brazil (AP)
A penguin that was rescued off the coast of Rio de Janeiro state by the Brazilian Coast Guard receives treatment from a veterinarian at the Niteroi Zoo in Rio de Janeiro, Friday, July 18, 2008. According to officials, over 400 baby penguins have been found dead on the state's shores over the past two months. While large numbers of penguins arrive on Rio de Janeiro's beaches every year, swept by strong ocean currents from the Strait of Magellan, there have been more this year than at any time in recent memory. (AP Photo/Ricardo Moraes)

(AP) -- Hundreds of baby penguins swept from the icy shores of Antarctica and Patagonia are washing up dead on Rio de Janeiro's tropical beaches, rescuers and penguin experts said Friday.



Content from The Associated Press expires 15 days after original publication date. For more information about The Associated Press, please visit www.ap.org .

Explore further: Researchers discover new mechanism of DNA repair

Related Stories

Report: Oceans' deteriorating health nearing 'irreversible'

Jul 05, 2010

A sobering new report warns that oceans face a "fundamental and irreversible ecological transformation" not seen in millions of years as greenhouse gases and climate change already have affected temperature, acidity, sea ...

'Deadly dozen' reports diseases worsened by climate change

Oct 07, 2008

Health experts from the Wildlife Conservation Society today released a report that lists 12 pathogens that could spread into new regions as a result of climate change, with potential impacts to both human and wildlife health ...

Recommended for you

Researchers discover new mechanism of DNA repair

12 hours ago

The DNA molecule is chemically unstable giving rise to DNA lesions of different nature. That is why DNA damage detection, signaling and repair, collectively known as the DNA damage response, are needed.

The math of shark skin

20 hours ago

"Sharks are almost perfectly evolved animals. We can learn a lot from studying them," says Emory mathematician Alessandro Veneziani.

Cuban, US scientists bond over big sharks

Jul 03, 2015

Somewhere in the North Atlantic right now, a longfin mako shark—a cousin of the storied great white—is cruising around, oblivious to the yellow satellite tag on its dorsal fin.

User comments : 0

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.