Dozens of dead, oil-covered penguins appear on Uruguayan beaches

At least 60 dead penguins washed up on Uruguay's coast Sunday in an incident that an environmentalist linked to a fuel spill following a boat crash near Montevideo's port days ago. Another 34 penguins, covered in oil but alive, also appeared on the beaches of this South American nation's southern coast, Richard Tesore of the SOS-Marine Life Rescue environmental group told local online news outlet Observa. The dead and soiled birds were Magellanic penguins, which migrate between southern Argentina and the coast of southeast Brazil, Tessore said.