Over 600 penguins washed ashore in Brazil after a deadly cyclone hit the southern Brazilian state of Santa Catarina last week. Around 622 penguins washed up on the beach, and a heartbreaking 596 of them were dead.
Heartbreaking images were released of the dead penguins lying lined up on the sand. The subtropical cyclone tore through the area, displacing many animals.
Animal welfare volunteers who found the penguins are not sure how they died. Some of the penguins were found to be dead for some time before having washed ashore. It is thought that some of the penguins were likely caught in the powerful waves from the storm.
The type of penguins found, Magellanic penguins, usually migrate from Argentina and Chile to Santa Catarina around this time of year because of the warmer water near Brazil.
Unfortunately, this is not the only time this has happened recently. In June, hundreds of dead penguins washed up on beaches in New Zealand amid ocean warming.
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This article by Hailey Kanowski was first published by OneGreenPlanet on 19 August 2022. Lead Image Source : Joseluizpf/Shutterstock.
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