100+ dolphins die in Amazon as water temp reaches 39C
Experts suspect that severe drought and heat caused the death of 120 river dolphins in a tributary of the Amazon river. The dolphins, unique freshwater species found only in South America, are vulnerable to threats due to their slow reproductive cycles. Autopsies are being conducted on the carcasses to determine the cause of death, but the high water temperatures, reaching 39C, are believed to be a factor. Thousands of fish have also died due to…
Mass death of Amazonian dolphins prompts fears for vulnerable species
Rising temperatures could be passing tolerance threshold for endangered animals as Lake Tefé reaches 39CThe sudden die-off of more than a hundred Amazonian river dolphins in recent days has prompted fears that rising global heat could be passing the tolerance threshold of species in vulnerable areas.The floating corpses of the endangered mammals, along with thousands of dead fish, have appeared at Lake Tefé where the temperature is now like a ho…
More than 100 dolphins found dead in Brazilian Amazon as water temperatures soar
The Mamiraua Institute, a research group of Brazil’s Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, said two more dead dolphins were found Monday in the region around Tefe Lake, which is key for mammals and fish in the area
Soaring water temperatures, drought cited as 120 dead dolphins retrieved in Brazil's Amazon
The carcasses of 120 river dolphins have been found floating in a tributary of the Amazon River over the last week in circumstances that experts suspect were caused by severe drought and heat.
More than 100 dolphins die as Amazon waters hit record-high temps
Amazon climate scientists are sounding the alarm after 100 of the river's freshwater dolphins have died in Brazil's Lake Tefé, with record-high water temperatures and low water levels blamed.
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