The “animapocalypse” continues, as a number of dead dolphins and sea lions have been found dead on the beaches of northern Peru.
According to local reports, the body of at least three dolphins washed up on Puerto Eten beach last week, and those of eight sea lions were found along various nearby beaches over the last two weeks.
Francisco Ñiquen, head of Lambayeque’s Fishermens Association, believes the dolphins are dying due to “the sound waves that are being generated by a company in the maritime boundary of La Libertad and Lambayeque.”
The sea lions, he believes are being killed by local fisherman because their large population makes it harder for them to fish. Fishermen have reportedly poisoned sea lions in the past, though authorities are still investigating the matter.
In January, the Sea Institute of Peru reported the bodies of 12 dolphins, 35 sea lions, and 13 pelicans had been found dead along the shores of San Jose, Lambayeque. The government claimed it confirmed all the animals died from natural causes.
Chromodoris Coi Nudi - Raja Ampat - April 2013 by Ludovic