(Death) march of the penguins

Scientific American (Death) march of the penguins More than 1,000 penguins were found dead on the shores of southern Chile last weekend, reports Australia’s Brisbane Times (and noted by ProMED-mail). The reason for the large die-off remains a mystery. The birds, which were both Magellanic (Spheniscus magellanicus) and Humboldt (Spheniscus humboldti) penguins according to reports, are native to the waters around southern Chile and Argentina and migrate north for the Southern Hemisphere’s winter. [More] …………………………………………………… http://rss.sciam.com/click.phdo?i=faa1ff59adc6091a906fded28817ff31

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