Archive for March 15th, 2012

Peru’s So-Called “Gold”

If you go to the millennia on the Islas Ballestas and Peninsula de Paracas, you will see that the seabirds have deposited many layers of guanos – sun-baked, nitrogen-rich droppings. The large resident bird colonies are the ones responsible for these. The guano can be found everywhere, even in places as deep as 50 meters.