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cory777 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 10:46 PM
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Scientists link oil on dolphins to BP spill
Source: Reuters

BILOXI, Mississippi Scientists confirmed on Thursday that they have discovered oil on dead dolphins found along the U.S. Gulf Coast, raising fresh concerns about the effects of last year's BP oil spill on sea life.

Fifteen of the 406 dolphins that have washed ashore in the last 14 months had oil on their bodies, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration scientists said during a conference call with reporters.

The oil found on eight of those dolphins has been linked to the April 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, scientists said.

"It is significant that even a year after the oil spill we are finding oil on the dolphins, the latest just two weeks ago," said Blair Mase, southeast marine mammal stranding coordinator for NOAA Fisheries.



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grahamhgreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 11:07 PM
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1. Why is BP still in business in the USA?
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eowyn_of_rohan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 11:28 PM
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2. why does ANYONE buy their gas from a BP station?
HAve they no conscience?
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HankyDubs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-11 02:06 AM
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7. because bribery is often effective.
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 11:51 PM
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3. 9 more permits issued in past few weeks. Shell Exon/Mobile Murphy ETP Chevron
Edited on Thu Apr-07-11 11:56 PM by lonestarnot
and 4 others.
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glinda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-11 12:06 AM
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4. Michael Bromwich is in charge of that. Although his record seems ok, he seemed an ass on Rachael.
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nc4bo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-11 12:14 AM
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5. And please don't forget the gall of BP disguised as Noble Energy being first in line
to begin the slaughter all over again.

:mad: :nuke:
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-11 09:45 AM
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11. Oh thank you for pointing that out! BP=Noble Energy
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plumbob Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-11 12:32 AM
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6. Oil on dolphins? CAIN'T be! The gummit and BP both agree that
the small tiny amount of oil spilled has all been perfectly and completely cleaned up and accounted for.

In fact, the Gulf is probly cleaner now than before the spill, by gawd.


See? If I wasn't afraid there's an actual hell, and if I had no conscience at all, I coulda been a highly paid spokesman for these assholes! Don't even have to use a brain!



Oh, well.......
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Citizen Worker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-11 04:23 AM
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8. Crude oil in the Gulf of Mexico and radioactive effluent being dumped into the Pacific Ocean. How
much can the marine eco-system take?
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Cetacea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-11 05:00 AM
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9. 20K dead dolphins based on new estimate formula
Edited on Fri Apr-08-11 05:37 AM by Cetacea
Multiply each found carcass by fifty. That would also imply that over one hundred and fifty Gulf sperm whales have died, well past the three estimated to be the tipping point for extinction.
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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-11 06:26 AM
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10. +1
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Rhiannon12866 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-11 06:39 PM
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17. +2
Heartbreaking, especially since this was avoidable. ;(
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CountAllVotes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-11 09:53 AM
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12. BP KILLS!!!!


:dem: :kick:

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sarcasmo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-11 02:19 PM
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13. I want my life back.
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nalnn Donating Member (528 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-11 02:22 PM
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14. Thanks for this post
I was afraid that this would be covered up as whenever the dolphins wash ashore, they are quickly 'disappeared' and shipped out of state.
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SpartanDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-11 04:11 PM
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15. Where are accusations about the government lying?
Funny when the EPA that radiation from Japan is minimal the tin foil hat crowd accuses a cover up. That government, in this case NOAA, reaches they like and it's accepted without question. Am I the only one that notices this?
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SoulSearcher Donating Member (119 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-11 04:53 PM
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16. UGA researcher found oil sitting on Gulf bottom
Minor studies from 3 other reserachers said Oil is gone,
broken/eaten-up by microbes - all is good.
Univ-GA research did large volume of soundings, found
oil was 1-4 inches thick, on Gulf bottom, one pool approx
22miles X 9 miles. Killed all the bottom life such as crabs,
hatching fish, etc. You can find it easily via google, but did
not get big play on National news. So it's not important.
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blindpig Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-09-11 09:33 AM
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18. Capitalism or Nature

Choose
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