Oil Leak and Dead Dolphins Not Necessarily Connected

They may be dramatic, but federal officials are warning that pictures of dead dolphins washing ashore in gulf states may not have anything to do with the oil leak coming from the Deepwater Horizon disaster site. "Even before this oil spill occurred, we were experiencing unusually high stranding rates," said Blair Mase, NOAA's southeast region marine mammal strandings coordinator. Dolphin strandings are common, said Mase, who noted that 57 bottlenose dolphins were found stranded on beaches in...Full Story
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