26 Dolphins, 15 Turtles, 11 Sea Lions Found Washed Up Dead Along Coast Of Piura, PeruDolphins are one

Inspection in a multisectoral was 20 kilometers from the beaches of Sechura 26 specimens of dead dolphins that were stranded by the waters of the sea south sector Reventazón found. The bodies of 11 sea lions and 15 turtles were also found.

The delegation led by the Instituto del Mar del Peru located Paita (Imarpe) and the Management of Natural Resources and Environmental Management Regional Government of Piura, the journey began at 10 am, taking advantage of the low tide. On the way, I was surprised to find remains of pelicans above the natural average.

The head of Imarpe Paita, Barriga Edward Rivera, described the event as unusual, the high number of deaths, but denied that these were produced by human activities.

“The species we found are at a high level of decomposition, so it is quite difficult to draw samples for the cause of death. What I have observed is that there are external factors that determine who may have been killed by shots bullet or some kind of entanglement in fishing nets, “said Barriga.

The official said that it is very likely to be an anomalous oceanographic event which is causing this unusual mortality in the marine area.

However, in the case of seals, I would have said yes human intervention, as indicated that two of them were found in a suspicious position.

After the inspection, close to the border with the Lambayeque region, the delegation met with a delegation of workers Imarpe-Santa Rosa (Lambayeque), who also toured the coastline of its jurisdiction. Joining them veterinary specialist took one sample of the bodies, which will be sent to Lima for analysis and to determine the causes of the deaths.

The inspection by the regional government involved the deputy Environment, Mr. Isabel Pizarro, and the deputy of Standards and Oversight, Abog. Fany Torres, both of the Management of Natural Resources. Rounding out the team’s representative to the Provincial Prosecutor in Environmental Matters, Rumiche Silvia, the chief of the Reserved Zone Illescas, Aldo Aguirre, the representative of the Police Environment Protection Sullana, and the representative of the Forestry Department and Wildlife.

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