Dolphins near Deepwater oil spill are still sick

by Rachel Baker on January 13, 2014

Cornell University has posted a study on the effects of the Deepwater Oil Spill and the continued increase of sick dolphins.

Evidence continues to link the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill to an increase in the number of sick dolphins in a region of the Gulf of Mexico that received heavy and prolonged oil exposure.

Researchers tested approximately 30 bottlenose dolphins in Louisiana’s Barataria Bay and found nearly half in “guarded or worse” condition, including 17 percent that were not expected to survive.

Check out the remainder of the article here:
http://www.futurity.org/deepwater-oil-spill-still-making-dolphins-sick/

Cornell University – Original Study
http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/es403610f

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