24 Mar '12, 12am

Two years after the oil spill, dolphins in the Gulf are sick

Two years after the oil spill, dolphins in the Gulf are sick

Posted Fri, Mar 23, 2012 by MattH to gulf of mexico , gulf of mexico oil spill , offshore drilling , oil drilling , sick dolphins © Oceana/Jesus Renedo Sad news from the Gulf of Mexico: At least 32 dolphins in Barataria Bay, Louisiana, one of the hardest hit spots by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, have been given physicals and are reported as severely ill according to NOAA officials. The dolphins are reporting a range of symptoms from being underweight, anemic, low blood sugar and liver and lung disease. One of the studied dolphins has already been found dead. There has been a large surge in dolphin deaths in the Northern Gulf of Mexico since the oil spill, especially newborn and young dolphins. In 2011 there were 159 strandings just in Louisiana, almost 8 times the historical average in previous years. The numbers of dolphin carcasses found is likely only a fraction of ...

Full article: http://oceana.org/en/blog/2012/03/sick-dolphins-in-the-gu...

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