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3,000 Dolphins Have Washed Ashore Dead, Making It One of the Largest Marine Mammal Die-Offs Ever Recorded


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Agnes
- 926 days ago - io9.com
For the past three months, something has been very wrong along the Peruvian coast. Nearly 3,000 dolphins have washed ashore dead, making it one of the largest marine mammal die-offs ever recorded...and it likely isn't even close to over.



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LMj Sunshine (134)
Sunday April 8, 2012, 3:30 pm
Heartbreaking!
 

Erin R. (171)
Sunday April 8, 2012, 4:15 pm
How sad! :-(
 

Carol H. (229)
Sunday April 8, 2012, 9:28 pm
this is a major cause for concern!!!
 

D D. (102)
Sunday April 8, 2012, 11:14 pm
This is very sad
 

Michelle S. (457)
Sunday April 8, 2012, 11:27 pm
Between dolphin genocide in Japan, fishing nets and the toll fishing blue fin tuna on dolphin has taken, and all the filth in the ocean making marine life sick, what chance do these creatures possibly have?

Absolutely mind numbing. To be alive on this planet and witness the wholesale devastation and not be able to directly intervene leaves me so utterly sad and lost.
 

Roger M. (0)
Monday April 9, 2012, 12:16 am
I was going to leave a comment, but Michelle has said all that I wanted to say, really. Perhaps it should be said that, just for good measure, we do trap a few of them and make them perform in shows for our entertainment.

What have these creatures ever done to us that we should treat them this way?

It's heartbreaking.
 

Angelina F. (29)
Monday April 9, 2012, 12:42 am
OMG!!!!!!! =(
 

Jennifer C. (172)
Monday April 9, 2012, 12:47 am
Sadly noted. Thanks.
 

Shalvah Landy (0)
Monday April 9, 2012, 12:48 am
Sad that humans refuse to consider their fellow inhabitants on Earth...
 

Agnes N. (717)
Monday April 9, 2012, 12:59 am
Thanks for all Dear care2 friends for noted and comment
want to invite a group of Dolphins and whales.very welcome
Dolphins & Whales should be granted rights
 

Agnes N. (717)
Monday April 9, 2012, 1:01 am
here is petitions
Whales, Dolphins Petitions
 
Whales, Dolphins Petitions#2
 

Nimue Pendragon (255)
Monday April 9, 2012, 1:53 am
This is truly shocking. The poor creatures :(
 

Kerrie G. (135)
Monday April 9, 2012, 5:50 am
Noted, thanks.
 

. (0)
Monday April 9, 2012, 10:41 am
Noted. Thank you for sharing.
 

Lane Yoshiyama (1)
Monday April 9, 2012, 12:36 pm
So sad, Thank you for posting.
 

Vicki P. (124)
Monday April 9, 2012, 12:48 pm
Sadly noted with thanks Agnes...signing the petitions~♥
 

Marilyn M. (143)
Monday April 9, 2012, 1:07 pm
Sadly noted. Thank you for posting, Agnes.
 

Liliana D. (124)
Monday April 9, 2012, 1:40 pm
that's a very very sad news; thanks Agnes for the link, all petition for dolphins checked and signed
 

James E. (16)
Monday April 9, 2012, 2:28 pm
Any nation interested in the health of marine life should be offering support and assistance.

As the dolphins are reportedly not originally found in the waters off Peru, perhaps they are being driven south as a result of something happening in hier home wates that injures and disorients them. A possible culprit could also be military sonar.

Time for action.
 

Dianna M. (15)
Monday April 9, 2012, 3:51 pm
It's only a matter of time before some right-winger explains this to their satisfaction: It's God's judgment for repealing Don't Ask, Don't Tell. Remember the birds falling out of the sky a year or so ago?

I was in Florida with my family a few years ago, on the Gulf coast. We saw dolphins on a boat ride, but a couple of times we saw them from the beach. We also saw what we believe was a large turtle . . . the earth will be a poorer place without these creatures.
 

carol k. (17)
Monday April 9, 2012, 4:52 pm
in the Holy Bible in the last book " Revelations " 8 ; 9 says " and a third part creatures that were in the sea died, and a third of the ships were destroyed" and then again in Revelation 16 :3 'and the second angel poured his vial upon the sea and it became as the blood of a dead man and every living soul died in the sea. " Matthew chapter 24, Book of Daniel are where we are living now.
 

Sheila D. (25)
Monday April 9, 2012, 5:50 pm
Could be sonar testing by the military, which should be abolished due to the damage it does to dolphins, whales, and other mammals who rely on their own sonar to get around. If we have to use sonar for our submarines, then it shouldn't be any louder than what the whales use. It's terribly sad that all these dolphins had to suffer through such horrific deaths.
 

Nelson Baker (0)
Monday April 9, 2012, 6:49 pm
So sad.
 

MmAwayAwhile M. (456)
Monday April 9, 2012, 9:54 pm
Noted with extreme sorrow!

Thank you Agnes for the links to the group! I'll check it out.
 

Patricia N. (8)
Tuesday April 10, 2012, 1:25 am
So sad....so sad.
 

Quanta Kiran (65)
Tuesday April 10, 2012, 3:19 am
Thanks.
 

Raymond G. (12)
Tuesday April 10, 2012, 3:57 am
Does this sound as if testing was done somewhere, possibly military?

All of the 20 or so animals Yaipén has examined showed middle-ear hemorrhage and fracture of the ear's periotic bone, lung lesions and bubbles in the blood. To him, that suggests that a major acoustic impact caused injury, but not immediate death
 

KS Goh (0)
Tuesday April 10, 2012, 6:08 am
Thanks for the article.
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday April 10, 2012, 6:58 am
Sonar is so invasive, and oil companies use it, as does the military. It has long been proven that sonar destroys whales, dolphins, etc in unspeakable cruel ways "All of the 20 or so animals Yaipén has examined showed middle-ear hemorrhage and fracture of the ear's periotic bone, lung lesions and bubbles in the blood. To him, that suggests that a major acoustic impact caused injury, but not immediate death. Most of the dolphins apparently were alive when they beached, or had died very recently. "The animal would become disoriented, would have intense pain, and would have to make a great effort to breathe," he said of the injuries."
 

Lindsay Kemp (1)
Tuesday April 10, 2012, 8:26 am
What a tragedy!
 

Beverly C. (0)
Wednesday April 11, 2012, 8:23 am
It's a terrible situation. I do wish we knew the cause of their deaths.
 
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