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Argentina's Protected Whales Threatened by Seagulls

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June 14, 2013
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The Valdes peninsula in Southern Argentina, a world heritage site, is a haven where the Southern Right whales come rest, breed and give birth six months later, from June onwards. But in the past few years, more and more seagulls coming for the fish waste have been disturbing the ecosystem, crucial for the survival of this protected species.


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