28 Mar '12, 8am

Dolphins Exposed to Oil Seriously Ill | Care2 Causes

Dolphins Exposed to Oil Seriously Ill | Care2 Causes

A new study of dolphins in Louisiana’s Barataria Bay has shown them suffering serious ill health from the Gulf oil spill. The study by the the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) was performed on 32 dolphins from the bay. It found problems like drastically low weight, low blood sugar and, in some cases, cancer of the liver and lungs. Nearly half also have abnormally low levels of the hormones that help with stress response, metabolism and immune function. The scientists said that the results could not be conclusively linked to the oil spill at this point, but control groups from areas unaffected by the spill did not show the same symptoms. NOAA says that dolphin strandings remain abnormally high in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. About 1,000 dolphins live in Barataria Bay, which would see around 20 strandings in a normal year. 180 strandings have bee...

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NOAA Dolphins encountering oil from the BP oil spill in July 2010. Dolphins in Barataria Bay off Louisiana, which was hit ...

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NOAA Dolphins encountering oil from the BP oil spill in July 2010. Dolphins in Barataria Bay off Louisiana, which was hit ...

Gulf Dolphins Exposed to Oil Are Seriously Ill,...

green.blogs.nytimes.com 23 Mar '12, 7pm

NOAA Dolphins encountering oil from the BP oil spill in July 2010. Dolphins in Barataria Bay off Louisiana, which was hit ...

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