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Mystery Deepens as 500 Pelicans Die in Peru

Deaths in same area as mass dolphin die-off

(Newser) - More dead sea creatures are turning up on the shores of Peru. Over the past several days, 538 pelicans, 54 boobies, five sea lions, and a turtle have been found along a 40-mile stretch of coast, reports the BBC . The animals apparently died on the beach, and not at sea,... More »

Mystery Dolphin Die-Off Hits Peru

Acoustic impact or virus could be to blame

(Newser) - Something mysterious is killing thousands of dolphins in Peru. Since January, an estimated 2,800 of the sea creatures have been found dead on Peru's northern beaches, reports Scientific American . Experts believe the mass die-off could be caused by acoustic interference stirred up by oil testing or possibly a... More »

Ga. Cops Seek Clues in Trailer Park Murder of 7

'Worst crime scene I have witnessed' in 17 years, coroner says

(Newser) - Authorities in Georgia are releasing few details about the circumstances of a mass slaying in a mobile home, the AP reports. Seven people were found dead along with two critically injured survivors yesterday on the grounds of a historic plantation. “It’s not a scene that I would want... More »

New Fungus Linked to Bat Die-Offs

Scientists probe mass deaths in caves

(Newser) - Scientists have identified a new fungus that might be responsible for the mass deaths of bats in the Northeast. If the findings are borne out, they could help researchers understand and eventually stop the contagion—dubbed white-nose syndrome—that has wiped out entire colonies in their caves, the Los Angeles ... More »

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