Study documents high rate of reproductive failure in dolphins hit by Deepwater Horizon oil spill

There’s already a wealth of research showing that the Deepwater Horizon oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico was very bad for coastal dolphins. One study, for example, showed dolphins in Barataria Bay exposed to BP’s oil suffered lung disease and hormone deficiencies.

In a report released this week, a team of researchers led by National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration scientists is reporting a high rate of reproductive failure in dolphins exposed to the 2010 spill. The biologists monitored bottlenose dolphins in heavily-oiled Barataria Bay for five years following the spill.  More at:

GR:  Apparently, the clean-up was incomplete.  Neither the abusers (BP in this case) or the politicians really care about the impact of extractive industries on nature.  As this report shows, BP was allowed to do a partial job.  Then the company continued on drilling, pumping, and polluting as usual.


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