Thursday, May 28, 2015

Related oil spill news

I stumbled along this article describing the consequences of oil spills even years after the initial spill. I know that the recent spill was not nearly as big, but I hope that it does not have a similar effect especially because there are a lot of bottlenose dolphins off of our coast and on the way back to UCSB on the train, I had already seen beached dolphins :(

Deepwater Horizon oil spill contributed to high number of Gulf dolphin deaths

"As part of an unusual mortality event investigation, a team of scientists has discovered that dead bottlenose dolphins stranded in the northern Gulf of Mexico since the start of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill have lung and adrenal lesions consistent with petroleum product exposure according to a paper published today in the peer-reviewed online journal PLOS ONE."

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