The roughly 800 dolphin deaths observed off central and northern Peru are likely a result of natural causes, Fox New Latino website said on Wednesday, citing a government agency finding.
Meanwhile, deaths of more than 1,200 pelicans were blamed on starvation, owing to warming-induced migration of the cold-water fish that are the birds' food.
According to Peru's Sea Institute, human activities have been "ruled out as a direct cause of death" for the dolphins. However, the report left the exact cause of death undetermined.
As for the pelican deaths, these were attributed to lack of food, a government minister stated told a Peru radio audience on Tuesday.
Migration of cold-water fish away from the coast has followed warming of the sea surface off central and northern Peru. Most of the dead birds were found to be "very young pelicans", inexperienced in gathering their own food.
The hundreds of dead seabirds were found along a stretch of beaches in Piura and Lambayeque regions earlier this year, leading to calls for an official investigation.
After a stretch of tranquil weather in the western Pacific, a tropical low will threaten the Philippines.
East Coast travelers are being put on alert that the potential exists for a winter storm to unfold on Wednesday, the busiest travel day of the year.
People across the Northeast will be reaching for their hats and winter coats once again during the upcoming week following a brief period of springlike warmth.
A 6.2-magnitude earthquake rocked central Japan hours after a deadly earthquake hit China.
A storm riding a surge of springlike warmth will bring a round of severe weather including the risk of a few tornadoes this weekend in the South as Thanksgiving travel begins.
The mammoth amount of snow that fell across areas around Buffalo, New York, has caused extreme travel delays and has forced the Bills game to a new location.
Portland, OR (1983)
25th consecutive day with at least a trace of rain.
Snow squalls with thunder and lightning at Milwaukee, where 9 inches fell. Eleven inches fell at Waukegan and 2.1 inches at Chicago's O'Hare Airport.
From the Journal Of John Winthrop: "A great tempest of wind and rain from the southeast all the night. As fierce as a hurricane...and thereupon followed the highest tide which we have seen since our arrival here.