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Wed Jan 16, 2013, 03:15 PM

Mysterious dolphin deaths continue in Gulf of Mexico

Mysterious dolphin deaths continue in Gulf of Mexico

Kimberly Blair, Pensacola (Fla.) News Journal3p.m. EST January 16, 2013

Though the rise in deaths began before the Gulf oil spill, it is being investigated as a cause.

PENSACOLA, Fla. An unusually high number of dolphin deaths that began three years ago in the northern Gulf of Mexico is continuing though the number of deaths in Florida peaked in 2011.

From February 2010 to Sunday, the bodies of 830 marine mammals, nearly all bottlenose dolphins and a few whales, have been found along the coast from Louisiana to Apalachicola, Fla., according to figures from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Of those, almost 150 dolphins found dead on beaches or in marshes were premature, stillborn or neonatal bottlenose.

In the seven years before 2010, the northern Gulf each year saw an average 63 bottlenose dolphin strandings, incidents where injured or sick marine mammals come ashore.

More:
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/01/16/gulf-of-mexico-dolphin-deaths/1566394/

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 03:28 PM

1. Mysterious? Really? Assholes. nt

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 03:33 PM

2. like duh?!?!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 12:20 PM

3. Mysterious my ass!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 05:08 AM

4. Considering that it's been used as a dump for decades ...

... it's hardly surprising that dolphins (and other sea life) are increasingly suffering.

People seem to be of the weird opinion that the Gulf was somehow pristine before
BP/Transocean/Halliburton got to work on it and that the leakage from the thousands
of other rigs, active wells, pipelines and "capped" wells was negligible ... not to mention
the tones of pollution pouring down the Mississipi and out of New Orleans, Houston
and all the other cities along the coast ...

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