28 Sep '11, 8pm

Deepwater oil spill likely to hurt fish populations over decades via @mongabay

US approves first deepwater drilling in Gulf since BP disaster as oil tar balls reappear on coast (03/22/2011) Yesterday the US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement awarded Royal Dutch Shell PLC the first deep-water exploration permit since the BP disaster last year, which sent some 4.9 million barrels of oil and up to 500,000 tons of methane into the Gulf of Mexico over three months. Dead baby dolphins washing ashore in Gulf of Mexico (02/28/2011) Every year a few baby dolphins in the Gulf don't make it and are found on the shores of the Gulf, but this year something is different. To date, 24 baby dolphins have been found dead in Alabama and Georgia, some are stillborn, others aborted fetuses. Researchers, who say death-toll is ten times the average, are currently studying the dead porpoises for clues to cause. These could include colder-than-aver...

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2011/0928-hance_oil_killifish.html

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