On 19.4, Peru notified officials are investigating the cause ofnearly 900 dolphins died and washed ashore north of the country in more than four months.
Peruvian authorities suspected dolphin mass death caused by avirus, but they did not exclude the possibility of water pollution andother factors as the culprit, AFP reported.
From January 1.2012 so far, nearly 900 dolphins identified, of which 95% is determined bottlenosed dolphins, stranded on a continuouslength of coast about 170 km north of Peru.
Mr. Gabriel Quijandria - Deputy Minister of Environment Peru - said:"This is not the first time the phenomenon of dolphin mortalityoccurred. The similar case occurred in Peru, Mexico and the United States. "
Quijandria He added, in cases of collective dolphins diedpreviously, the culprit is a virus strain.