The BBC reports of a massacre of sea lions in Galapagos, for an unknown reason.
The dead animals included 13 pups, 25 youngsters, nine males and six females.
Galapagos National Park official Victor Carrion told AFPnews agency that each was killed by “a strong blow from someone”,though the motive is unknown.
They had not been injured in any other way, he said, discounting the notion they had been killed for their parts.
The animals were found in a state of decomposition onPinta island, part of the archipelago which lies about 1,000km (600miles) off the coast of Ecuador in the Pacific Ocean.
In 2001 poachers killed 35 male sea lions in the archipelago, removing their genitals and teeth.
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