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In the year 2012, ORCA brought the attention of the world revealing the largest mass stranding, or unusual mortality event, of dolphins ever recorded in the American continent. The press attention focused in Peru and the dolphins for several months as never before an issue took so much interest for the media: the lethal effects of acoustic impact in cetaceans; but not  everything was bad news...that same year ORCA revealed the presence of Southern right whales in Lima coast, as well as we multiple releases of rehabilitated sea-lions, one release to be an special remark of the Bolivarian Olympic Beach Games for the first time in Peru. In 2013, denounces of negative human impact upon the ocean continued, so ORCA decided to revert the effects by "giving 7 days of your life to the ocean", the slogan of the first Lima Ocean Week, in order to multiply the positive effect of humans upon the ocean; this year, we released six South American sea-lions at the same time, for the firs time, in Peru.

THE ORCA CHRONICLES 2012 - 2013

Friday, November 7, 2013
Top 5 places to buy bikinis this summer, Musas bikinis support ORCA  

Peru This Week - Article by Andrea Hurtado
http://www.peruthisweek.com/the-break-top-5-places-to-buy-bikinis-this-summer-101374

Monday, October 14. 2013 - 10:24 EDT
Rescued sea lions go home (video)  

The Huffington Post by Sarah Barness
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/14/rescued-sea-lions-go-home_n_4085579.html

Saturday, September 28, 2013 - 01:19 AM
Members of the Organization for Research and Conservation of Aquatic Animals (ORCA) and Peruvian Navy staff prepare to release six sea lions into the wild in Callao  

Thomson REUTERS Foundation report by Enrique Castro-Mendivil
http://www.trust.org/item/20130928011050-nofho/

Friday, May 24, 2013
Dead sea lions wash ashore in Peru; fishermen suspected of poisoning water  

Fox News Latino
http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/lifestyle/2013/05/24/dead-sea-lions-wash-ashore-in-peru-fishermen-suspected-poisoning-water/

Friday, May 24, 2013- 10:41 MST
Sea lions found dead in Peru, suspected of poisoning  

Examiner News
http://www.examiner.com/article/sea-lions-found-dead-peru-suspected-of-poisoning

Sunday, April 14, 2013 - 8:52
Peru moves to protect the most heavily exploited fish in the world  

Business Insider report by Simeon Tegel
http://www.businessinsider.com/peru-moves-to-protect-the-most-heavily-exploited-fish-in-the-world-2013-4

Sunday, April 14, 2013
Peru ensures long-term sustainability of anchovy production  

Andina – Peruvian News Agency
http://www.andina.com.pe/ingles/noticia-peru-ensures-longterm-sustainability-of-anchovy-production-454935.aspx

Friday, April 12, 2013 - 12:11
Dolphins killed with poison in Peru, then eaten  

SeattlePi blog By Candace Calloway Whiting
http://blog.seattlepi.com/candacewhiting/2013/04/12/dolphins-killed-with-poison-in-peru-then-eaten/

Thursday, February 07, 2013 - 6:33 PM
Peru: At least 50 sea lions intentionally poisoned  

By Associated Press
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/peru-at-least-50-sea-lions-intentionally-poisoned/article/feed/2070274/section/section/isis

Saturday, December 8, 2012 - 02:54 GMT
Sea lions released back to wild off the coast of Peru  

A dolphin and a pair of sea lions are roaming free off the coast of Peru thanks to conservationists.
BBC News
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-20649672

Thrusday, December 6, 2012 - 10:53 pm
Once-ailing sea lions released by Peru activists  

Ktar reports
http://ktar.com/story/230623/once-ailing-sea-lions-released-by-peru-activists/

Tuesday, October 16, 2012 - 13:06 EDT
Peruvian sea lions Fiona, Felix and Flynn return to wild after recovery from fisherman attack (video)  

The Huffington Post by Andres Jauregui
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/16/peruvian-sea-lions-fiona-felix-flynn-return-wild-fisherman-attack-video_n_1970125.html

Sunday, October 14, 2012 - 05:44 BST
Rescued sea lions released back into wild in Peru  

Three rescued sea lions have been released back into the wild off the coast of Peru.
BBC News
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-19938993

Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Whale and calf swim along coast of Miraflores and Barranco in Lima  

Peru This Week resports by Manuel Vigo
http://www.peruthisweek.com/news-whale-and-calf-swim-along-coast-of-miraflores-and-barranco-in-lima-12676

Sunday, August 19, 2012 - 18:01
Seismic testing, bad science and dying dolphins  

Indybay News by David Gurney
https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2012/08/19/18719882.php

Saturday, June 09, 2012 - 7:45 AM
Endangered orcas’ habitat scheduled for seismic tests on June 11th, 2012  

Seattle PI by Candace Calloway Whiting
http://blog.seattlepi.com/candacewhiting/2012/06/09/endangered-orcas-habitat-scheduled-for-seismic-tests-on-june-11th-2012/

Friday, June 08, 2012
Seismic testing for oil blamed for dolphin deaths  

Seattle PI by Candace Calloway Whiting
http://blog.seattlepi.com/candacewhiting/2012/06/08/seismic-testing-for-oil-blamed-for-dolphin-deaths/

Friday, June 01, 2012
Peru government says dolphin deaths 'natural'  

EarthWeek News
http://www.earthweek.com/2012/ew120601/ew120601c.html

Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Setea de petrol, vinovată de moartea misterioasă a aproape 1.000 de delfini?  

The thirst for oil, guilty of the mysterious death of nearly 1,000 dolphins?
Descopera Romania
http://www.descopera.ro/dnews/9680804-setea-de-petrol-vinovata-de-moartea-misterioasa-a-aproape-1000-de-delfini

Monday, May 28, 2012 - 15:14
Expert links dolphin deaths to sonar testing  

The New York Times blog - By David Jolly
http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/05/28/expert-links-dolphin-deaths-to-sonar-testing/?_r=0

Thursday, May 24, 2012 - 17:05 ET
A dolphin death whodunit in Peru  

Discovery News – Earth by Tim Wall
http://news.discovery.com/earth/controvery-over-dolphin-death-whodunit.htm

Wednesday, May 23, 2012 - 19:41
900 dolphins 'died of natural causes'  

ABC Net Australia
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-05-23/natural-causes-blamed-for-death-of-900-dolphins/4027608

Wednesday, May 23, 2012 – 1626 GMT
Official: ‘Natural causes’ behind dolphin deaths in Peru  

By the CNN Wire Staff
http://edition.cnn.com/2012/05/22/world/americas/peru-dead-dolphins/

Wednesday, May 23, 2012 - 15:29 EDT
Peru dolphin death mystery deepens, algae eyed  

Reuters - Lima by Caroline Stauffer
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/05/23/us-peru-dolphins-idUSBRE84M1BY20120523

Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Peru dolphins not killed by oil blasts, says minister  

BBC News reports
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-18169586

Wednesday, May 23, 2012
What's killing Peru's dolphins? The mystery deepens  

Fox News Latino
http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/lifestyle/2012/05/23/what-causing-peru-dolphin-deaths-answer-still-elusive/

Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Over 800 døde delfiner fortsatt et mysterium I Peru- Ulovlig fiske og forgiftning utelukket.  

Over 800 dead dolphins still a mystery in Peru- Illegal fishing and poisoning excluded.
TUVA BØNKE GRØNNING reports
http://www.dagbladet.no/2012/04/22/nyheter/peru/utenriks/delfiner/21248538/

Thursday, May 17, 2012
Mass dolphin deaths in Peru caused by acoustic trauma  

Dr. Carlos Yaipen -Llanos of ORCA in Peru informed Hardy Jones of Blue Voice that acoustical trauma is the cause of the Mass Mortality Event (MME) that killed an estimated one thousand dolphins along the coast of northern Peru in March 2012.
Digital Journal in Environment report by Candace Calloway Whiting
http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/325075

Monday, May 14, 2012 – 13:01 GMT
Peru: Dolphin mass mortality is a mistery in Peruvian coast  

Japan: (translated page)
http://jp.globalvoicesonline.org/2012/05/14/13382/
 
Poland: (translate page)
http://wiadomosci.onet.pl/nauka/peru-rozwiazano-zagadke-dziwnych-zgonow-delfinow/1kytx

Monday, May 14, 2012
Pacific mystery: What's killing the dolphins and the pelicans?  

ABC News via Good Morning America By Ned Potter
http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/dolphins-pelicans-die-pacific-off-peru-groups-blame/story?id=16330779

Wednesday, May 09, 2012 - 12:57
Dead pelicans, dolphins litter Peru beaches  

CBC News
http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/dead-pelicans-dolphins-litter-peru-beaches-1.1251623

Tuesday, May 08, 2012
ALERTE SANITAIRE – Au Pérou, un mal mystérieux tue par centaines dauphins et pélicans  

HEALTH ALERT - In Peru, a mysterious disease kills hundreds dolphins and pelicans
LeMonde France reports
http://bigbrowser.blog.lemonde.fr/2012/05/08/alerte-sanitaire-au-perou-un-mal-mysterieux-tue-par-centaines-dauphins-et-pelicans/

Monday, May 07, 2012 - 15:14 EDT
WTF Is Going on With Peru's Dolphins and Pelicans?  

Thousands of dead dolphins and seabirds have led Peru to suggest residents and tourists stay away from its northern beaches
Mother Jones by Julia Whitty
http://www.motherjones.com/blue-marble/2012/05/wtf-going-perus-dolphins-and-pelicans

Thursday, April 26, 2012
Catastrophe for dolphin in Peru  

ireport CNN.com By hardy62943
http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-781388

Sunday, April 22, 2012
Mystery of mass dolphin deaths in Peru  

Independent UK – By David Usborne
http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/nature/mystery-of-mass-dolphin-deaths-in-peru-7668396.html

Friday, April 20, 2012 - 23.25
Mere end 3.000 delfiner er døde i Peru.
En massiv delfindød hærger ved den peruvianske kyst i Sydamerika

More than 3,000 dolphins have died in Peru.
A massive dolphin deaths raging in the Peruvian coast in South America
Politiken Denmark reports
http://politiken.dk/udland/ECE1602643/mere-end-3000-delfiner-er-doede-i-peru/

Thursday, April 19, 2012 - 9:27 EDT
Why did hundreds of dolphins die near Peru's coast?  

CTV News by The Associated Press
http://www.ctvnews.ca/why-did-hundreds-of-dolphins-die-near-peru-s-coast-1.798169

Thursday, April 19, 2012
Cause of 3,000 dolphin deaths in Peru likely to remain a mystery  

Ecology News by Bob Petz
http://www.ecology.com/2012/04/19/3000-dolphins-dead-peru/

Wednesday, April 18, 2012 - 10:50 EDT / Updated: June 18, 2012 - 5:12 EDT
Dolphin catastrophe in Peru still a mystery  

The Huffington Post by Hardy Jones
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/hardy-jones/dolphin-catastrophe-in-pe_b_1431887.html

Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Tausende Delfine sterben vor der Küste Perus  

Thousands of dolphins found dead in coast of Peru
The Intelligence – Deutchland report by Konrad Hausener
http://www.theintelligence.de/index.php/wissen/umwelt/4295-tausende-delfine-sterben-vor-der-kueste-perus.html

Sunday, April 15, 2012 – 11:00
Erneut tote Delfine in Peru angeschwemmt
Stranded Again dead dolphins in Peru
LatinaPress for Deutchland
http://latina-press.com/news/123664-erneut-tote-delfine-in-peru-angeschwemmt/

Sunday, April 15, 2012 - 10:39 GMT
Deaths of 3,000 dolphins blamed on sonar blasts from oil firms exploring sea bed  

Daily Mail UK - By Rachel Rickard Straus
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2130015/Deaths-3-000-dolphins-blamed-sonar-blasts-oil-firms-exploring-sea-bed.html

Sunday, April 15, 2012 – 00:00 GMT
Did sonar kill 3,000 dolphins?  

Express UK by Andy Hollis
http://www.express.co.uk/news/weird/314558/Did-sonar-kill-3-000-dolphins

Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Mystisk massedød blant delfiner  

Misteriosas muertes masivas entre delfines
NRK Norway reports by Erlend Lanke
http://www.nrk.no/viten/mystisk-delfindod-i-peru-1.8068319

Monday, April 09, 2012 - 03:00 ET
Are Dolphins Doomed?  

Discovery News by Tim Wall
http://news.discovery.com/animals/whales-dolphins/dolphin-deaths-120409.htm

Saturday, April 07, 2012 - 4:00
Peru's thousands of beached dolphins a mystery  

San Francisco Chronicles SFGATE - Environmental Health News by Barbara Fraser
http://www.sfgate.com/world/article/Peru-s-thousands-of-beached-dolphins-a-mystery-3465600.php

Saturday, April 07, 2012
Peru’s Congress wants report on mass dolphin deaths  

Andina – Peruvian News Agency
http://www.andina.com.pe/ingles/noticia-perus-congress-wants-report-on-mass-dolphin-deaths-407242.aspx

Friday, April 06, 2012
Massive dolphin die-off in Peru may remain a mystery  

Thousands of dead or dying dolphins have washed ashore in Peru since January, a marine mystery potentially caused by a combination of stress, pollution and disease
Scientific American reports by Barbara Fraser
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/massive-dolphin-die-off-in-peru-may-remain-a-mystery/

Friday, April 06, 2012
Thousands of dolphins may have died in Peru's massive die-off; cause could remain mystery  

Environmental Health News By Barbara Fraser
http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/ehs/news/2012/perus-dolphin-die-off

Thursday, April 05, 2012 - 15:52 UTC
Hundreds of dead dolphins in Peruvian beaches; offshore acoustic testing leading suspect

Conservationists counted 615 dead dolphins along a 150 kilometer stretch of beaches in Peru, a wildlife group said Wednesday, and the leading suspect is acoustic testing offshore by oil companies
MercoPress
http://en.mercopress.com/2012/04/05/hundreds-of-dead-dolphins-in-peruvian-beaches-offshore-acoustic-testing-leading-suspect

Wednesday, April 04, 2012
615 dead dolphins discovered in Peruvian coast, oil exploration thought to be responsible
Inhabitat report by Charley Cameron
http://inhabitat.com/615-dead-dolphins-discovered-on-peruvian-coast-oil-exploration-thought-to-be-responsible/

Wednesday, April 04, 2012
3000 delfini spiaggiati nelle coste del Peru'. Colpa delle estrazioni petrolifere?
3000 dolphins beached in the coasts of Peru '. Fault of oil extraction?
GreenMe – Italy by Roberta Ragni
http://www.greenme.it/informarsi/animali/7345-3000-delfini-spiaggiati-peru

Wednesday, April 04, 2012 – 3:23 p.m.
Deep water sonar blamed for mass dolphin deaths  

3News New Zealand
http://www.3news.co.nz/environmentsci/deep-water-sonar-blamed-for-mass-dolphin-deaths-2012040415#axzz3l4E7k3CK

Tuesday, April 03, 2012 12:00
Dolphins Dying by the Thousands in Peru – Seismic Surveys by Oil Companies and Pollution Suspected  

Seattle PI by Candace Calloway Whiting
http://blog.seattlepi.com/candacewhiting/2012/06/09/endangered-orcas-habitat-scheduled-for-seismic-tests-on-june-11th-2012/

ORCA is a non-profit organization based in Lima, Peru, dedicated to do research and rescue of sea-lions, dolphins, marine otters, whales, sea turtles and penguins for their return to the wild, as well as to promote sustainable development and the conservation of a healthy marine ecosystem, to prevent and to monitor the cumulative effects of human impact in the ocean through advanced research, animal welfare strategies, long term education programs and campaigns using marine mammals as sentinels of the ocean, from the Eastern South Pacific to the world.

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