Saturday, February 26, 2011

More dead dolphin babies found along Gulf Coast

More dead dolphin babies found along Gulf Coast

The Associated Press
Published: Friday, February 25, 2011 at 3:44 p.m.
Last Modified: Friday, February 25, 2011 at 3:44 p.m.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says the number of dead dolphins found since Jan. 1 in the area affected by last year's oil spill is now 67, with 35 of them premature or newborn calves.
NOAA regional spokeswoman Kim Amendola says five dead calves were reported Friday in Mississippi or Alabama.
Scientists are looking into whether any unusual deaths in the Gulf of Mexico oil spill area may be related to toxins from oil or dispersants. However, they're also investigating whether it could be related to the cold weather or a disease.
Megan Broadway, spokeswoman for the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies in Gulfport, Miss., says diseases are among known causes of so-called "abortion storms" in dolphins, when numerous females give birth prematurely.

1 comment:

  1. A Song For Our Dolphin Friends. Recorded by IceMan and his friend David on the harmonica. He is trying to spread the word of what is going to most certainly be the worst man-made disaster to hit the US since 911. But alas even our hero, IceMan is not immune to the effects of the VOC's. His blood test results are high in several different toxins produced from crude oil. The IceMan would never ask for help, so I am for him. Please pass this video on to do your part too. The dolphins and us are counting on you.


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