Study associates 3-year pattern of Gulf of Mexico bottlenose dolphin deaths with BP oil spill

Posted by Mike Confino, February 15, 2015

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A new peer-reviewed study of deaths of bottlenose dolphins in the northern Gulf of Mexico finds the highest number of animal strandings and deaths between 2010 and early 2013 occurred in areas most impacted by the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill, including Barataria Bay and other Louisiana locations.

In comparison, Gulf Coast areas of Texas and Florida, which experienced little to no oiling, saw few statewide increases in stranded dolphins between 2010 and June 2013, the study found.

via Study associates 3-year pattern of Gulf of Mexico bottlenose dolphin deaths with BP oil spill | NOLA.com.

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