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Thousands of Dolphins Dying in Gulf Waters


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Agnes
- 875 days ago - news.discovery.com
The dolphins in the Gulf of Mexico are in the midst of a massive die-off. The reasons why remain a complicated and mysterious mix of oil, bacteria, and the unknown.



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michael hall (42)
Tuesday April 3, 2012, 4:15 pm
shouldn't this be on MSN...shhh...
 

Mary Riley (937)
Tuesday April 3, 2012, 5:07 pm
Our oceans are dying, but not fast enough for the Japaneses. They will continue to destroy them as fast as possible, as will the oil companies.
This is so sad!
 

Jennifer C. (172)
Tuesday April 3, 2012, 5:14 pm
Noted. Thanks.
 

Freya H. (304)
Tuesday April 3, 2012, 6:18 pm
Very sad. :_(
 

Bak Min Choi (75)
Wednesday April 4, 2012, 9:53 am
Sometime I think, dying dolphins in their living boundary isn't really new. I think they don't know how to escape.
 

BarbCat SunshineLady (1642)
Wednesday April 4, 2012, 10:51 am
I think Bak Min Choi has made a very good point. I believe dolphins are trying to escape before they get killed which is so sad because they 'run away but have no place to hide.' I can relate. Maybe this is one of the reasons I can relate so well with dolphins. Thnx Agnes.
 

Darren G. (8126)
Wednesday April 4, 2012, 11:36 am
Very sad:-(
 

Erin R. (169)
Wednesday April 4, 2012, 12:31 pm
sad news :-(
 

Elsa Boet (0)
Wednesday April 4, 2012, 12:40 pm
my god what a shit
 

Aimee A. (177)
Wednesday April 4, 2012, 1:19 pm
Poor dolphins! Very sad and very informative article. Thanks for opening eyes and posting!
 

Sindy C. (45)
Wednesday April 4, 2012, 1:47 pm
Noted. This is very sad. We need to do more to save dolphins and our ocean. We are all one.
Sindy
http://elephantsinthailand.org
 

Muriel Servaege (45)
Wednesday April 4, 2012, 2:33 pm
The oceans are obviously dying. Man only has himself to blame for that.
 

Allan Yorkowitz (453)
Wednesday April 4, 2012, 3:29 pm
Tragedy, absolutely.
 

Caroline Vimla (16)
Wednesday April 4, 2012, 4:22 pm
Really pains my soul to think these magnificent are dying just like that...Just heart-wrenching :(
 

Agnes N. (717)
Wednesday April 4, 2012, 4:34 pm
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Jean C. (18)
Wednesday April 4, 2012, 4:34 pm
That shitty oil that leaked into the ocean last year along with the toxic dispersant that was used to cover it up will cause destruction for many, many years to come. So sad.
 

Carol H. (229)
Wednesday April 4, 2012, 4:37 pm
sadly noted, thanks a pantload BP!!!!
 

Betsy Bee (1045)
Wednesday April 4, 2012, 4:38 pm
All victims of BP.
 

Romla Lal (9)
Wednesday April 4, 2012, 6:02 pm
very sad.
 

Matloob ul Hasan (81)
Wednesday April 4, 2012, 8:28 pm
Noted, thanks.
 

Kathy Parsons (20)
Thursday April 5, 2012, 3:15 am
Sadly noted, thanks.
 

Quanta Kiran (65)
Thursday April 5, 2012, 3:20 am
Thanks.
 

Ludger W. (72)
Thursday April 5, 2012, 4:41 am
Last friday I met Ric O'Barry in Duisburg (Germany).

http://www.ist4you.com/OBarry/obarry.html

(German language)
 

Janet R. (34)
Thursday April 5, 2012, 4:54 am
I'm sure the BP oil spill and cleanup has nothing to do with the dolphin deaths. And, I can fly, I have wings. It is so sad what humans are doing to the earth. Dolphins are so intelligent and we are so stupid.
 

Gina M. (0)
Thursday April 5, 2012, 6:55 am
It is only a question of time !!!! How many years do we so called "humans" have left on this earth before we have destroyed it, and every living creature on it? Oh, but who cares, as long as big bussiness gets their $$$$$$$ NOW!!!! After all, THEY RULE THE WORLD!!!!
 

Ruth S. (307)
Thursday April 5, 2012, 7:54 am
If no humans lived on this planet only animals, it would be a great place!
 

leslie c. (18)
Thursday April 5, 2012, 12:00 pm
We've have a hire number of dolphins dying here off
the coast of Savannah, GA. since the oil spill. There's
no doubt in my mind it's due to the BP oil spill. Also
a higher number of turtles & other marine life. BP, still
have not taken any where near full responsibility for this
& never will. The entire eastern coastline to some degree
will be feeling the effects of this "accident" for decades
to come.
 

Robert O. (12)
Thursday April 5, 2012, 12:05 pm
That's so heartbreaking and tragic. Thanks Agnes.
 

Karen B. (8)
Thursday April 5, 2012, 1:25 pm
Humans are the real animals.!!!!!!
 

Ann Breeden (65)
Thursday April 5, 2012, 4:09 pm
Thank you for the post. The dolphins have no where to escape to and neither do we.
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday April 5, 2012, 4:51 pm
Let's take a look at these numbers for a moment because i believe the numbers are key to the author in making his point that it's not just the BP oil spill that's responsible, and you can bet BP will point to this in their own defense in trial after trial that they still must face.
74 is the "average" number of beached dolphins per year. Evidently, the year before BP, the number was at 112. Now, if 74 is the "average", is it not unusual to have some years in the 40s or 50s, and by the same token to have years as high as 100 or more? To me, 112 doesn't seem to out of range with the average. Now, 714 on the other hand is obviously not in keeping with the yearly average.
And, 16 infections among 714 dolphins may well be the average % of infections for dolphins for all we know.
And, on what, do the "experts" base throwing in an "unknown"?
"The symptoms are consistent with those seen in animals exposed to oil."
If it quacks like a duck, it must be a duck.
 

Fred Krohn (34)
Thursday April 5, 2012, 5:01 pm
Cue up Spirit, 'Natures Way' and ZAKAS 'Tremble Tremor' and 'Brand Old'. Add NEKTAR, the entire 'Recycled' album.
 

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Thursday April 5, 2012, 5:34 pm
US RESIDENTS: SIGN PETITION: http://www.care2.com/news/member/183825372/3174999
 

KS Goh (0)
Friday April 6, 2012, 12:30 am
Thanks for the article.
 

Elize Labuschagne (190)
Friday April 6, 2012, 1:04 am
Life must be unbearable for these dolphins. All too little too late. Humans can only destroy.
 

Ruth R. (215)
Friday April 6, 2012, 2:20 am
Very Nice video whowing the dolphin rescue, with a short list. This is beautiful that people help out animals in the wild.
 

Kerrie G. (135)
Friday April 6, 2012, 4:59 am
Noted, thanks.
 

EcoWorrier M I A MoonWalk Again (969)
Friday April 6, 2012, 5:05 am
Very sad
 

John Gregoire (255)
Friday April 6, 2012, 6:20 am
thank you oil industry!
 

carol k. (17)
Friday April 6, 2012, 8:13 am
this so-called " UNKNOWN" is KNOWN...it is called " MAN"!
 

Shirley S. (0)
Friday April 6, 2012, 11:12 am
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Robert Hardy (67)
Friday April 6, 2012, 10:28 pm
We kill and kill and kill and continue to allow the Corporate murders go on with business as usual. Dolphins die now and we will die later. The great balance of nature is being destroyed day by day... all in the name of greed.
 

Marianna Molnar Woods (9)
Saturday April 7, 2012, 5:29 am
HEARTBREAKING
 

Dianne D. (457)
Monday April 30, 2012, 12:53 pm
Not only dolphins but other animals too. BP is partly to blame, but so is everyone else. There was a 67 mile long by 20 something mile long dead zone in the gulf long before the BP spill. This dead zone is human caused.
 
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