BRAZIL -A group of penguins rode the wrong waves on their migration to warmer waters. Magellanic penguins are usually found in western coastal areas of Argentina and the Falkland Islands. Instead, they ended up in northeastern South America -- in the Brazilian state of Bahia.
Weak and dehydrated, they were rescued and are undergoing rehabilitation at the Institute Of Aquatic Mammals. Experts say the young penguins must have confused the route, as this was their first migration, and they simply caught the wrong currents.
One reason for that may be the developing ‘el Niño' weather phenomenon may be causing stronger currents from the Falkland Islands moving towards the north of Brazil.