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Wed May 20, 2015, 02:27 PM

Dolphin die-off in Gulf of Mexico spurred by BP oil spill - scientists

Source: Reuters

Dolphin die-off in Gulf of Mexico spurred by BP oil spill - scientists
Source: Reuters - Wed, 20 May 2015 18:11 GMT

By Letitia Stein

TAMPA, Fla., May 20 (Reuters) - A record dolphin die-off in the northern Gulf of Mexico was caused by the largest oil spill in U.S. history, researchers said on Wednesday, citing a new study that found many of the dolphins died with rare lesions linked to petroleum exposure.

Scientists said the study of dead dolphins tissue rounded out the research into a spike of dolphin deaths in the region affected by BP Plc's oil spill that was caused by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion.

Millions of barrels of crude oil spewed into Gulf waters, and a dolphin die-off was subsequently seen around coastal Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

"Dolphins were negatively impacted by exposure to petroleum compounds," from the spill, said Stephanie Venn-Watson, a veterinary epidemiologist at the National Marine Mammal Foundation and lead author of the study published in the scientific journal PLOS ONE.


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Reply Dolphin die-off in Gulf of Mexico spurred by BP oil spill - scientists (Original post)
Judi Lynn May 2015 OP
Botany May 2015 #1
GeorgeGist May 2015 #3
OnyxCollie May 2015 #15
jwirr May 2015 #2
lonestarnot May 2015 #4
KeepItReal May 2015 #5
FLPanhandle May 2015 #8
Dont call me Shirley May 2015 #6
mountain grammy May 2015 #7
red dog 1 May 2015 #9
onethatcares May 2015 #10
d_legendary1 May 2015 #11
Mnemosyne May 2015 #12
L0oniX May 2015 #13
Mnemosyne May 2015 #17
OnyxCollie May 2015 #14
Mnemosyne May 2015 #18
Nihil May 2015 #16
Mnemosyne May 2015 #19

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed May 20, 2015, 02:42 PM

1. But this pretty lady told me that everything is just fine



Brooke Alesander Oil Whore

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Response to Botany (Reply #1)

Wed May 20, 2015, 03:15 PM

3. As did Sasha Obama ...

and her Dad.

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Response to GeorgeGist (Reply #3)

Thu May 21, 2015, 01:36 AM

15. It was fine where they were, in St. Andrew Bay.

 

Swim in the Gulf? Fuck that.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed May 20, 2015, 02:52 PM

2. And all the end of world whores are just shrugging their shoulders - it is just another sign of the

end times. IMO that is why the Rs and many of the rich are not doing anything to help make this a better world.

The real truth is that these are not signs of the end times - they are the signs of the neglect the church has been encouraging in all aspects of life. Even though the Bible tells them that they are not supposed to set around on their dead asses waiting for the end to come.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed May 20, 2015, 03:21 PM

4. Poor little things. Fuck you BP. So much for your ignorant commercials.

 

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Response to lonestarnot (Reply #4)

Wed May 20, 2015, 03:43 PM

5. Ignorant Americans still buying BP gas

How BP even has a market for gas in the USA always astonishes me

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Response to KeepItReal (Reply #5)

Wed May 20, 2015, 04:43 PM

8. As someone that lives on the Gulf Coast

I will never spend a dollar at BP again

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed May 20, 2015, 04:35 PM

7. Bastards.. stinking, polluting bastards.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed May 20, 2015, 04:47 PM

9. K&R...Thanks for posting

"The Deepwater Horizon Disaster Was Five Years Ago Today..Hers's What We Still Don't Know"
http://www.thinkprogress.org/climate/2015/04/20/3646994/bp-5-year-anniversary/

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed May 20, 2015, 05:12 PM

10. bees, dolphins, round up, oil spills in California

I'd venture to say we've fucked this planet up.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed May 20, 2015, 05:14 PM

11. According to the VP of BP's U.S. Communications

"The data we have seen thus far, including the new study from NOAA, do not show that oil from the Deepwater Horizon accident caused an increase in dolphin mortality," said Geoff Morrell, BP's senior vice president for U.S. communications, in a statement.

Yeah, it was oil from another ocean rig that exploded and polluted the enviornment around it.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed May 20, 2015, 05:20 PM

12. C'mon, it's as safe as Fukushima. Tell the dolphins to smile more.





I hope all the sea creatures get together and kick some ass for all that's been done to them.

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Response to Mnemosyne (Reply #12)

Wed May 20, 2015, 07:53 PM

13. Sounds like a good B movie.

 

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Response to L0oniX (Reply #13)

Thu May 21, 2015, 12:58 PM

17. It does, sadly... nt

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Response to Mnemosyne (Reply #12)

Thu May 21, 2015, 01:25 AM

14. Unleash the Kraken.

 

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Response to OnyxCollie (Reply #14)

Thu May 21, 2015, 12:59 PM

18. The Kraken was a pussy cat compared to these environmental catastrophes. nt

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu May 21, 2015, 05:55 AM

16. "Dolphins were negatively impacted by exposure to petroleum compounds"? No shit Sherlock.

 

Pour "millions of barrels of crude oil" (not to mention the Corexit!) into a region
inhabited by any living marine creature and you will definitely get "a spike" in deaths.

The dolphins have had to learn over the years how to avoid the more polluted
regions of the Gulf but even their intelligence & adaptability couldn't cope with
such a toxic influx over such a short time.

They didn't stand a chance.

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Response to Nihil (Reply #16)

Thu May 21, 2015, 01:01 PM

19. They really didn't at all.

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