Oil-Covered Dolphins: One Year Later

A full year after the Gulf Oil Disaster, dead dolphins, some covered in oil, continue to wash up on the Southern coastline. Scientists confirm that at least eight of the dolphins found this spring were covered in oil associated with the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has called the spike in dolphin deaths "an unusual mortality event," and they are bracing for the number of dolphin deaths to increase as the bottlenose calving season begins. Some scientists speculate that the delayed effects of oil exposure could adversely affect calves born this spring.

Oil Covered Dolphins

If you're wondering why you haven't heard more about oil-covered dolphins, it's probably because "the U.S. government is keeping a tight lid on the lab findings due to the ongoing civil and criminal investigation involving BP," according to huffingtonpost.com. Visit their site to read the full story. Find out more about the legal thriller, Black Oil, Red Blood here. A portion of the proceeds benefits Gulf People Helping People. Read for fun and help out a good cause.

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