Massive pelican die-off confounds Peruvian scientists4/30/2012
More than 500 dead pelicans have been found along Peru's northern shore, and scientists have no idea why. The birds aren't the only wildlife dying off in the area. Eight hundred dolphins died in the region earlier this year. Other recent deaths include five sea lions, a turtle and 54 boobies (don't laugh).
Preliminary tests indicate that the pelicans died onshore and not in the water, but nothing is known beyond that. A report on the dolphin deaths is due in the next few days. Let's hope this Peruvian plague is a thing of the past.
Would this scare you away from the beach?