Antarctic Penguins Washing Up in Brazil, South America
In another example of possible global warming, penguins from the Antarctic are appearing on the shores of Brazil.
In recent days, over 300 penguins have been found dead or laboring in areas known for sunbathers, not polar wildlife. Many of the dead are very young birds, likely too weak to swim against the ocean’s currents. Those initially recovered alive are being cared for, however, at least 90 of those have since died.
Scientists are puzzled as to why this is happening. Some theories include waters that are being over fished or strong northerly currents. A simialr event took place in 2000. Penguins are known to wash up along more tropical shores. However, the rate this year is alarming.