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 storm responsible for the wind, cold, rain and snow in the Northeast Friday and Saturday will slowly ease up for the balance of the holiday weekend.
A few days after a chilly storm departs the Northeast, warm weather will make a strong comeback in parts of the Midwest and the East later next week.
During Sunday's race, the skies will be variably cloudy with the risk of a few showers.
"This pup was literally singing when he saw his family," Michelle Karolicki, relocation program manager of the Central Oklahoma Humane Society, said about a reunion that took place on Thursday.
Another plunge of chilly air will set the stage for the risk of a frost and freeze centered Michigan, Ohio, West Virginia and other nearby states this weekend.
Downpours and locally severe thunderstorms over the Central states will not only foil holiday weekend activities, but will also put some lives at risk.
New England (1967)
(25th-26th) Coastal New England battered by a great Nor'easter. Winds mounted to 70-80 mph on the coast. Blue Hill had sustained winds of 60 mph and Logan had sustained winds of 50 mph. Lowest pressure of 29.30" was measured over the ocean; 5-10" of snow fell in the Berkshires with considerable damage to the tobacco crop in the Connecticut River Valley. Temperature dropped to 31 degrees at Pittsfield on the 30th for a remarkable end of May freeze.
A tornado of long duration was observed for 7 hours and 20 minutes and was said to extend 293 miles. The storm struck Mattoon and Charleston, killing 70 people.
Cut Bank, MT (1982)
35 degrees with a mix of snow and rain. The high temperature from the previous day was 78.