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Published On: Mon, Jul 16th, 2012

512 penguins found dead on Brazilian beach

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Brazilian authorities with the Center of Coastal and Marine Studies are investigating the deaths of more than 500 penguins found washed up on beaches of Brazil’s southern Rio Grande do Sul state, authorities said Friday.

The cause of death of the 512 penguins should be known in about 30 days.

The dead penguins beached on the coast between the towns of Tramandai and Cidreira, some 100km from the state capital, Porto Alegre.

Biologists at the center said the penguins were migrating north from Argentina in search of food in warmer waters. They say the birds appeared well-fed, unhurt and without oil stains.

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