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.
The coldest air of the winter is gripping much of the eastern United States and will feature single-digit and sub-zero temperatures in the Northeast through the Valentine's Day weekend.
The dangerous cold gripping the eastern United States will set the stage for a significant snow and ice storm to unfold from Tennessee and Georgia to Maine Presidents Day into Tuesday.
A storm will track across portions of the midwestern United States into Sunday night bringing a batch of snow and ice.
Voters heading out to the polls on Saturday, Feb. 20, can expect mild weather and dry conditions for the next step in the 2016 Presidential Election.
Heavy rain will raise the risk of flooding and bring another dose of travel disruptions across more than a dozen states from the lower Mississippi Valley on Presidents Day to the East Coast on Tuesday.
Winter's frigid air can bring with it possible plumbing problems, including frozen pipes.
Roofs collapse: Since noon, Feb. 13th, roofs collapsed at Police Building in Sparta, a tennis court northwest of Grand Rapids, and a bowling alley in Grand Haven due to weight of snow. In western Michigan this is one of the heaviest snow packs in the past 3 decades. Also in the Alpena area, a roof at the Air National Guard Base at Phelps Collins Airport collapsed.
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Temperature 11.5 degrees above normal so far in February.
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