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Hundreds of penguins found dead in Chilean bay

world Updated: Mar 29, 2009 23:51 IST

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Chilean authorities say they are investigating what caused the deaths of nearly 1,500 penguins found in a southern bay.

They say the dead birds were found Saturday at Caleta Queule, more than 1,240 miles (2,000 kilometers) north of Antarctica. Navy Lt. Rodrigo Zambrano says experts from the nearby University of Valdivia are working to determine what killed the penguins. They did not know immediately where the penguins were from.

University veterinarian Roberto Schlatter tells state television that experts also are trying to establish the penguins' ages and their species.

It is not unusual for some penguin species to migrate thousands of miles.