Gulf of Mexico Dolphins Sick, Dying After BP Oil Spill

The dolphins could have ingested oil from sediments or water while feeding or by eating whole fish, which can harbor toxic chemicals.

Bottlenose dolphins in Barataria Bay, Louisiana now are showing signs of severe ill health after coming in contact with oily waters from the BP oil spill nearly two years ago, warn NOAA marine mammal biologists and their local, state and federal research partners in a study released this week. Full Story »

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by Sandy Nguyen - Apr. 3, 2012

I found this article to be engaging and interesting. It was relevant and described the dangers of oil spill in our oceans. While these events occurred in Louisiana, it offers an important message that ought to be recognized regardless of our current location. This article also provided factual evidence, which is a valuable feature as a scientific article.

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