Several hundreds of dolphins, belonging to two species the long-beaked common dolphin and Burmeister’s porpoises are washing ashore along the coast of Peru since early February 2012. Down there, as Dr. Carlos Yaipen-LLanos, President & Science Director of ORCA Peru reports, the situation is worse than imaginable. Still some uncertainties remain due to the big differences in numbers as reported by Dr. Yaipen-LLanos and early media reports. A detailed account of the stranding can be found here.
A video depicting the current situation in Peru can be found @Vimeo. The producers of the video drove about 135 km of coast and counted 615 corpses!