dolphins http://wwno.org en Scientists Charge BP Oil Spill 'Gravely' Injured Dolphins http://wwno.org/post/scientists-charge-bp-oil-spill-gravely-injured-dolphins <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="Veterinarians collect samples from a Barataria Bay dolphin in August 2011. " data-attribution="Credit NOAA" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wrkf/files/styles/card_280/public/201312/dolphin-gulf-mexico-vet-closeup_noaa-472.jpg" alt="" /><p>Dolphins are getting very sick from exposure to the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. A government study confirms a host of problems in dolphins who live in one of the heaviest-oiled bays in Louisiana. Scientists say the dolphins are gravely ill with injuries consistent with the toxic effects of exposure to petroleum hydrocarbons.<a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wrkf/audio/2013/12/20131219_me_scientists_charge_bp_oil_spill_gravely_injured_dolphins.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p> Thu, 19 Dec 2013 18:48:00 +0000 Debbie Elliott 50465 at http://wwno.org Dead dolphin retrieved from river at Baton Rouge http://wwno.org/post/dead-dolphin-retrieved-river-baton-rouge <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says biologists did not see any external sign of trauma in a young dolphin found dead along the Mississippi River bank at Baton Rouge.</p> Fri, 05 Oct 2012 20:25:23 +0000 The Associated Press 21240 at http://wwno.org Dead dolphin reported in river at Baton Rouge http://wwno.org/post/dead-dolphin-reported-river-baton-rouge <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">A dead young dolphin washed ashore in an isolated area along the Mississippi River bank at Baton Rouge, state Wildlife and Fisheries personnel say.</p> Wed, 03 Oct 2012 15:03:47 +0000 The Associated Press 21093 at http://wwno.org New report ties cold Gulf water, dolphin deaths http://wwno.org/post/new-report-ties-cold-gulf-water-dolphin-deaths <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">Researchers say snowmelt that chilled coastal waters of the Gulf of Mexico may have contributed to baby dolphin deaths in the winter of 2011.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">A new research paper says 86 baby dolphins are known to have been aborted or died shortly after birth during the period.</p> Thu, 19 Jul 2012 21:12:20 +0000 JANET McCONNAUGHEY | The Associated Press 16119 at http://wwno.org