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In South America again washed ashore sea lions

August 24 2009

On the coast of Chile in its northern part, found hundreds of dead sea lions. Their versions of the causes of environmental catastrophe nominated by local fishermen and "green". Previously, mass mortalities of pinnipeds was fixed earlier this month on the coast of Peru.

Sea lions have been found by fishermen on Saturday, August 22, on the Pacific coast near the port of Iquique. According to the agency EFE, we are talking about three hundred individuals. Chilean authorities also launched an investigation into an ecological catastrophe.

Meanwhile, local environmental organizations suspect that the cause of mass mortality of lions could be trapped in the ocean of waste nearby chemical plants. The local fishermen believe that young animals are killed because their parents are in search of food, swam too far into the ocean, and the cubs on the shore of the mass die from lack of food.

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