THE GIST Since March some 4,000 birds, mostly pelicans and boobies, have been found dead.
Since January 900 dolphins carcasses have littered the beaches.
Many speculations on the cause have been made, but nothing has been linked for certain.
The deputy minister of fishing is resigning because the sector is "in disorder, full of irregularities, and corruption." http://news.discovery.com/earth/peru-closes-beaches-120509.html