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Mar 242012
 

Sad news from the Gulf of Mexico: At least 32 dolphins in Barataria Bay, Louisiana, one of the hardest hit spots by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, have been given physicals and are reported as severely ill according to NOAA officials.

The dolphins are reporting a range of symptoms from being underweight, anemic, low blood sugar and liver and lung disease. One of the studied dolphins has already been found dead.

A striped dolphin (Stenella coeruleoalba) jumping. Mar de Alborán. Catamaran Oceana Ranger Mediterranean Expedition. August 2007.

Read full article, which was published by Oceana.org

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