Around 2 thousand penguins are found dead on the coast of SCAccording to police, animals were victims of an oil leak. Boat spot and the fuel has not yet been found.
Since Sunday (24), approximately, two thousand penguins have been found dead on the beaches of Florianopolis. The police said that the contamination was caused by a fuel leak from a large vessel.
Businessman Adriana Santos found a penguin on a beach close to home.
"He was very weak, was with much oil. " "There are boats patrolling throughout the coast for the penguins; people need to be aware what happened ."
Here, there is a route that passes hundreds of boats every day.
To find out what these boats did this is a complicated business, "notes the sergeant Marcelo Duarte, the Environmental Police.
In March, when the penguin is dirty with oil, it loses the impermeability of natural feathers and icey water enters into direct contact with the body of it; most could not resist it and died of cold. Those who manage to survive need help to recover.
In a rehabilitation center, the tiny gain by papinha in the mouth. "We're treating them with papinha of fish, mineral oil, water and activated charcoal to help detox the animals," says the veterinarian Jose Guilherme Silva.
So far, no bath. P. First, the penguins have to gain weight. . A complete recovery may take up to a month. Even with so much care: "we estimate that about 20% or 30% deses that we are working will eventually dying because of the problem with poisoning with oil," notes the sergeant Marcelo Duarte.
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