Thursday, June 9, 2011

"Aflockalypse" Continued

Daniel would have been concerned concerning this years losses of flocks of birds which have occured in a number of parts of the world. I posted on this subject once before when the Arkansas "aflockalypse" occured.
This time, the losses are of 200 Magellan penguins on the shore between Montevideo and La Paloma in Uruguay.Other animals were found dead there as well.


600 Dead Penguins Present Uruguay Authorities with a Mystery

Published June 08, 2011

Fox News Based on data from the Associated Press

Authorities in Uruguay say that about 600 dead penguins have washed up on the Atlantic coast since Saturday. Experts are trying to determine what has killed the animals.

A navy statement Tuesday says the latest batch is 200 dead Magellan penguins discovered on the shore at La Paloma about 125 miles (200 kilometers) east of Montevideo.

A marine animal rescue group previously reported that the carcasses of 400 Magellan penguins washed up around the resort town of Piriapolis, along with dead turtles, dolphins and albatrosses.

The resort is about halfway between Montevideo and La Paloma.

Experts say it is common for dead penguins to appear in the area at this time of year, but the extent of the die-off appears to be unusual.

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Note: Rachael Lampa, now 26, has a large body of exceptional work, and will release a new album at the end of September, 2011. In March 2010, she and singer/songwriter Brendan McCarthy were married.

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