100 oil-coated penguins turn up dead in Argentina
Friday, May 12, 2006; Posted: 6:29 a.m. EDT (10:29 GMT)
Manage Alerts | What Is This? BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- About 100 oil-coated penguins have turned up dead in recent weeks off the coast of Argentina, most in a nature reserve near the frigid southernmost tip of Patagonia, environmentalists and authorities said Thursday.
The Argentine Coast Guard said it was sending flights in search of oil spills, but reported finding none that could have caused the birds coated in black crude to begin arriving on shores off the Straits of Magellan.
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Penguins covered in oil wait to be washed near the sea side resort of Punta del Este in Uruguay.