< Beachapedia:Factoid | 2015 | 04
Dolphins and Corals are Still Dying 5 Years After the Gulf Oil Spill Disaster
- "...the Deepwater Horizon oil spill—its timing, location, and nature—offers the strongest evidence for explaining why so many dolphins have been sick and dying in the Gulf since 2010. Ongoing studies are assessing disease among dolphins that have died and potential changes in dolphin health over the years since the spill. As is the case for deep-sea corals, the full effects of this oil spill on the long-lived and slow-to-mature bottlenose dolphins and other dolphins and whales in the Gulf may not appear for years." - excerpt from NOAA Office of Response and Restoration newsletter.
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