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Dolphin, Pelican Death Mystery in Peru
The sudden and mass deaths of dolphins and pelicans along Peru's northern shores seem to be one of the biggest oceanic mysteries in years.
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A Peruvian chef tosses a fish to a pelican at a pier in Chorrillos, Peru, Friday, May 18, 2012. A group of local chefs and restaurant owners gathered on the pier to feed pelicans in their efforts to save them from starvation. Scientists studying a mass die-off of thousands of pelicans on northern Peru's beaches say they think hotter than usual ocean temperatures have driven a type of anchovy deeper into the sea, beyond the reach of many young pelicans. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)
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In this April 6, 2012 photo, an official kneels next to dolphin caracasses on the shore of Pimentel Beach in Chiclayo, Peru. Scientists and Peruvian officials are investigating a mass die-off of hundreds of dolphins along the South American country's coast. (AP Photo/Nestor Salvatierra)
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In this April 28, 2012 photo, health ministry workers stand by carcasses of a pelicans on the shore of Pimentel beach in Chiclayo, Peru. The pelicans, according to the Agriculture Ministry, are believed to be dying of starvation as unusually high water temperatures make scarce anchovetas, the fish in the anchovy family that is their primary food source. (AP Photo/Nestor Salvatierra)
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In this April 28, 2012 photo provided by the Agriculture Ministry, a health ministry worker holds up the carcass of a pelican on the shore of Pimentel beach in Chiclayo, Peru. Scientists studying a mass die-off of dolphins and the more recent deaths of thousands of pelicans on northern Peru's beaches say there is no evidence the two are related. (AP Photo/Agriculture Ministry)
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In this April 6, 2012 photo, officials stand next to dolphin carcasses on the shore of Pimentel Beach in Chiclayo, Peru. Scientists and Peruvian officials are investigating a mass die-off of hundreds of dolphins along the South American country's coast. (AP Photo/Nestor Salvatierra)
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In this April 6, 2012 photo, a scientist take photos of dolphin caracasses on the shore of Pimentel Beach in Chiclayo, Peru. Scientists and Peruvian officials are investigating a mass die-off of hundreds of dolphins along the South American country's coast. (AP Photo/Nestor Salvatierra)
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A Peruvian chef hand-feeds a fish to a young pelican at a pier in Chorrillos, Peru, Friday, May 18, 2012. A group of local chefs and restaurant owners gathered on the pier to feed pelicans in their efforts to save them from starvation. Scientists studying a mass die-off of thousands of pelicans on northern Peru's beaches say they think hotter than usual ocean temperatures have driven a type of anchovy deeper into the sea, beyond the reach of many young pelicans. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)
(AP2012)

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Local chefs and restaurant owners feed fish to pelicans in an effort to save them from starvation at a pier in Chorrillos, Peru, Friday, May 18, 2012. Scientists studying a mass die-off of thousands of pelicans on northern Peru's beaches say they think hotter than usual ocean temperatures have driven a type of anchovy deeper into the sea, beyond the reach of many young pelicans. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)
(AP2012)

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Local chefs and restaurant owners feed fish to pelicans in an effort to save them from starvation at a pier in Chorrillos, Peru, Friday, May 18, 2012. Scientists studying a mass die-off of thousands of pelicans on northern Peru's beaches say they think hotter than usual ocean temperatures have driven a type of anchovy deeper into the sea, beyond the reach of many young pelicans. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)
(AP2012)

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In this April 28, 2012 photo provided by the Agriculture Ministry, a health ministry worker holds up the carcass of a pelican on the shore of Pimentel beach in Chiclayo, Peru. Scientists studying a mass die-off of dolphins and the more recent deaths of thousands of pelicans on northern Peru's beaches say there is no evidence the two are related. (AP Photo/Agriculture Ministry)
(AP2012)

Dolphin, Pelican Death Mystery in Peru

The sudden and mass deaths of dolphins and pelicans along Peru's northern shores seem to be one of the biggest oceanic mysteries in years.

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