03 Apr '12, 7pm

What's Killing Thousands of Dolphins in the Gulf? | Care2 Causes

What's Killing Thousands of Dolphins in the Gulf? | Care2 Causes

Between February 2010 and April 1, 2012, 714 dolphins and other cetaceans — 95 percent of them dead — washed up on the northern shore of the Gulf of Mexico, from the border Louisiana and Texas share to Franklin County in Florida. The average number of dolphins who are stranded in a year is 74: What’s going on? Now the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is saying that those 714 animals found represent only a fraction of how many are actually perishing in what appears to be a massive die-off. Many of the dolphins sink, decompose or are eaten before they wash up to shore, notes Tim Wall at Discovery News . The NOAA has now declared the die-off an “Unusual Mortality Event,” according to the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972 . The frightening die-off does coincide with BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil spill and its aftermath. A recent study has found that expos...

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Museum To Offer Paintings Of Euthanized Dogs | Care2 Causes

Museum To Offer Paintings Of Euthanized Dogs | ...

care2.com 04 Apr '12, 4am

A museum full of paintings of dogs that were euthanized in animal shelters may sound morbid, but one animal welfare group ...

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in Peru

environmentalhealthnews.org 06 Apr '12, 10am

When a retired fisherman called to report that about 1,500 dolphins had washed up dead on Peru’s northern coast, veterinar...

How our addiction to oil is killing dolphins | Care2 Healthy Living

How our addiction to oil is killing dolphins | ...

care2.com 08 Apr '12, 5pm

Dolphins are being killed in mass quantities in Peru, and this time the culprit isn’t the Japanese taste dolphin meat… it’...

Captive Dolphins Banned in Switzerland | Care2 ...

care2.com 01 Apr '12, 4am

Dolphins won a major victory this month with Switzerland’s newly announced import ban on captive dolphins for zoos and mar...

5 Captive Dolphins to Be Released

5 Captive Dolphins to Be Released

care2.com 07 Apr '12, 3pm

Five dolphins that were being used at an entertainment show for tourists were ordered by a South Korean court to be releas...

Help Save World's Most Endangered Dolphins | Care2 Causes

Help Save World's Most Endangered Dolphins | Ca...

care2.com 11 Apr '12, 8pm

One of the smallest, and rarest, marine mammals in the world, Hector’s dolphins are found only in the shallow coastal wate...

Victory! Captive Dolphins Banned in Switzerland

care2.com 01 Apr '12, 8pm

Dolphins won a major victory this month with Switzerland’s newly announced import ban on captive dolphins for zoos and mar...

Whose Revolution? | Care2 Causes

care2.com 07 Apr '12, 2am

THEY may not have known. But I did. And so did a lot of other people. I am not saying the dictatorships should have stayed...

Tennessee About To Dump Darwin | Care2 Causes

care2.com 05 Apr '12, 10am

Perhaps Bill Haslam should refuse medical treatment for himself on the basis that it might have come about by science! Per...

Dolphins Exposed to Oil Seriously Ill | Care2 Causes

Dolphins Exposed to Oil Seriously Ill | Care2 C...

care2.com 28 Mar '12, 8am

A new study of dolphins in Louisiana’s Barataria Bay has shown them suffering serious ill health from the Gulf oil spill. ...

I was kept from voting in Wisconsin this week |...

care2.com 04 Apr '12, 10am

What is it about Wisconsin? I have family members there that I love but what is up with the place? The politicians there a...

3,000 Dolphins Found Dead on the Coast of Peru

treehugger.com 03 Apr '12, 4am

Along just one stretch of coastline in Peru, more than 3,000 dead dolphins have washed ashore in just the last 3 months, a...

Norway Leads The Way on Electric Cars | Care2 C...

care2.com 06 Apr '12, 8pm

I know a nice but Luddite fellow who says he would never have an electric car. I pointed out that at the river where he ha...

BP Meeting in London As Gulf Suffers | Care2 Causes

BP Meeting in London As Gulf Suffers | Care2 Ca...

care2.com 13 Apr '12, 2am

When BP meets for their annual shareholder meeting (AGM) in London this week, you can be sure they’ll discuss their monste...

Marshmallow, The Tiny Kitten That Could (Video) | Care2 Causes

Marshmallow, The Tiny Kitten That Could (Video)...

care2.com 04 Apr '12, 10pm

A kitten named Marshmallow who weighed only 2.3 ounces at birth — 60 percent of the average weight of a newborn kitten — i...