The daily La Tercera said the penguins were found dead at Caleta Queule, 800 km south of Santiago and more than 2,000 km north of Antarctica, on Saturday. The cause of the deaths is not yet known.
Local officials said there are no signs that the penguins suffered poisoning. Several carcasses have been sent to a university in Valdivia, in southern Chile, for testing.
Penguins usually migrate from Antarctica to Chile and Peru during the southern hemisphere winter, which begins around June.
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News that Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin would resign in order to run for the mayoral election in September came as quite a shock. Sobyanin’s political potential is fairly dubious, not to mention his approval ratings. He has not finished many of the projects he initiated and the electoral effect from these projects is expected to come a bit later than September 2013. Sobyanin’s opponents were not entirely unprepared for this blitzkrieg.