Monday, February 21, 2011

Dead baby dolphins washing onto Gulf beaches

Update, March 2.

Switchboard, the blog of the Natural Resources Defense Council alerted ip to this Mississippi Sun-Herald story:

The Institute of Marine Mammal Studies performed necropsies, animal autopsies, on two of the babies. Moby Solangi, director of the institute, called the high number of deaths an anomaly and told the Sun Herald that it is significant, especially in light of the BP oil spill throughout the spring and summer last year when millions of barrels of crude oil containing toxins and carcinogens spewed into the Gulf of Mexico. Oil worked its way into the Mississippi and Chandeleur sounds and other bays and shallow waters where dolphins breed and give birth.

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