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Latino Daily News

Thursday July 22, 2010

More Dead Penguins Wash Ashore on Brazilian Shores

Over 400 penguins have washed up dead on the tropical coasts of Brazilian shores due to their quest for food. Some experts think that overfishing has forced these birds to swim further from the icy shores of Antarctica and Patagonia to find fish to eat leaving them vulnerable to strong ocean currents especially for the young ones.

While it is common to find some penguins on these tropical shores swept by the strong currents from the Strait of Magellan there have definitely been more this year than at any other point in time.

Vetenerians at the Niteroi Zoo have already received 100 penguins for treatment so far this year, many drenched in petroleum due to the Campos oil field


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