For more than two months, independent scientists, government agencies and oil company employees have been examining the bodies of dead dolphins who have been washing ashore by the hundreds on the beaches of Peru.
It’s bad enough that thousands of dolphins have been washing up on the shores of Northern Peru – 3,000 so far this year. Now we’re hearing that pelicans and other animals are suffering the same fate. Initially, scientists believed that the cause of death was sonar blasts from companies probing for oil. The oil companies [...]
The high plains of southern Peru are famous for the Nazca Lines – animal shapes about an eighth of a mile long that were carved into the high plateau land around 400 C.E. and were once thought by some, like the controversial author Erik von Daniken, to have been landing strips for extraterrestrials.
So far this year, according to the newspaper Peru21, more than 3,000 dolphins have washed up on the beaches of the northern Peruvian region of Lambayaque. Scientists are generally agreed that the cause of death is sonar from companies probing for oil.