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BP Oil Spill Update: Dolphins With Missing Teeth and Lung Disease Found in Gulf of Mexico

Environment  (tags: BP Oil Spill, bottlenose dolphins, oceans, animals, healthconditions, pollution, nature, protection, habitatdestruction, science, research, wildlife, habitat )

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Bottlenose dolphins with missing teeth, lung disease, and abnormal hormone levels were found swimming in the Gulf of Mexico a year after the BP oil spill, US researchers say.

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Kit B (276)
Saturday February 1, 2014, 12:55 pm

I read the fact sheet on this, like I have said before, BP took short cuts with their platforms and the lives of the workers and used a dispersant they knew would harm marine life. The Gulf of Mexico is all but dead.

Victoria O (124)
Saturday February 1, 2014, 1:05 pm
Sadly noted. Ty.

Ruth C (87)
Saturday February 1, 2014, 2:14 pm
BP needs to pay for all the harm they have caused, to animals, people and the environment!

Elizabeth M (65)
Saturday February 1, 2014, 2:32 pm
Crude oil exposure is the most reasonable explanation for adrenal insufficiency and lung disease in the Barataria Bay dolphins," said Harms, an associate professor at the North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine. BP should never by let off the hook, and sometimes it takes several years for complete symptoms to take effect. It is such a shame for the Gulf of Mexico. We must make sure that this never is allowed to happen again.
Thanks for sharing Carrie.

Past Member (0)
Saturday February 1, 2014, 3:45 pm
AWFUL. BP needs to pay 4 every sick-dying and dead animal and pay handsomely. These Oil giants getaway with murder literally. Simply unacceptable. Thx Carrie

Barb K (1687)
Saturday February 1, 2014, 4:12 pm
BP certainly has a lot to answer for. Meanwhile, our dolphins are sufferin' from the effects. NOT FAIR!

Linda Moore (240)
Saturday February 1, 2014, 4:34 pm
Makes me want to cry...

. (0)
Saturday February 1, 2014, 4:48 pm
That's horrible! Something needs to be done to help them. Thanks for sharing, Carrie.

Helmut H (28)
Saturday February 1, 2014, 5:08 pm
It's horrible what oil can destroy marine life. Thanks for sharing, Carrie.

Lois Jordan (63)
Saturday February 1, 2014, 5:51 pm
Noted. Thanks, Carrie. This is just the latest article I've read about sea life in the Gulf with diseases and/or disfigurement. They were pulling in some strange looking shrimp, too. The Corexit they dumped into the Gulf is a known toxin. When combined with the oil, it intensifies the toxins. This is a no-brainer. BP should've been buried long ago, and it's CEO should be making license plates in jail.....and broke. I no longer eat any seafood....between this and Fukushima.

Janis K (127)
Saturday February 1, 2014, 8:17 pm
Thanks, noted

Elisa F (235)
Saturday February 1, 2014, 8:28 pm
Horrendous! Thanks, Carrie.

Genoveva M M (328)
Saturday February 1, 2014, 10:52 pm
BP. Should be sue for neglecting and total disregard for wild life, and the environment.
Evil greed rules their brains, and the empty space where there should have a heart.

Alexander H (39)
Saturday February 1, 2014, 11:38 pm
Sadly noted ..

Athena F (131)
Sunday February 2, 2014, 2:03 am

Edo R (71)
Sunday February 2, 2014, 2:03 am
Thanks for sharing!

Past Member (0)
Sunday February 2, 2014, 2:35 am
Absolutely horrible!

Gloria p (304)
Sunday February 2, 2014, 3:24 am
Heartbreaking, wrong, and sad.

Sonali G (0)
Sunday February 2, 2014, 4:00 am
And I hear that misappropriation of funds has lead to a lack of action in regards to the clean up? This is such cruel and heartbreaking news.

Marija M (32)
Sunday February 2, 2014, 5:12 am
very sad, tks

Frances D (135)
Sunday February 2, 2014, 5:47 am
so sad...

Lona G (80)
Sunday February 2, 2014, 7:22 am
I could no longer access the story, but the little bit I read was disturbing enough. An oil spill, then chemicals to clean it up, BP has a lot to answer for. So much sea life (flora and fauna) has been destroyed of made ill that it'll take a very long time for the region to recuperate. If ever.

lee e (114)
Sunday February 2, 2014, 7:35 am
BP was using a dispersant that was banned in the UK and sitting dormant for years in warehouses waiting for an excuse to use the crap - I believe that is equally as responsible for what we're seeing now as is the oil itself - I don't eat seafood from the Gulf!
Can't send all the stars I want - already sent!

Linda Ward (8)
Sunday February 2, 2014, 8:22 am
Beautiful sentiment, Ans.

Rekha S (0)
Sunday February 2, 2014, 8:58 am
Truly sad and disturbing.

Birgit W (160)
Sunday February 2, 2014, 9:10 am
Horrible, this is just heartbreaking.

Maria S (48)
Sunday February 2, 2014, 10:10 am
Thank you !

Sunday February 2, 2014, 10:43 am
BP and all other Big Oil companies are full of deceit and create havoc on this earth. They could care less about the well-being of this planet including people and all other species that occupy it. They are nothing but blatant and greedy liars. They absolutely disgust me. Thanks Carrie for sharing.

Reba Mendoza (0)
Sunday February 2, 2014, 11:25 am
my classmate's ex-wife makes USA dollars===73 hourly on the laptop . She has been fired for 8 months but last month her pay check was USA dollars===21761 just working on the laptop for a few hours. try this out ....,,,..,.

Carrie B (306)
Sunday February 2, 2014, 11:29 am
The Spammers have come out in record numbers the past few days!

S S (0)
Sunday February 2, 2014, 11:50 am
Thank you.

Theodore Shayne (56)
Sunday February 2, 2014, 12:00 pm
Corexit/Oil balls = 10xs the normal ratio of cancer cause agents. Go ahead, swim in the Gulf and eat the fish.

Past Member (0)
Sunday February 2, 2014, 2:10 pm
BP of Shell or Total or Elf Aquitaine, sorry, what's the difference? The difference is: we have to be the change !

Julie P (54)
Sunday February 2, 2014, 2:19 pm
Thank you for posting, Carrie.
Very disturbing and extremely sad.


Rhonda B (106)
Sunday February 2, 2014, 2:46 pm
Horrible. This is very sad!

Hartson Doak (39)
Sunday February 2, 2014, 3:37 pm
I agree with Elizabeth M. BP should NEVER be free of their responsibility to making the Gulf whole again. This will take decades . But, they need to pay for what they did.

Janet R (38)
Sunday February 2, 2014, 3:42 pm
Horrible and sad and BP gets a little slap on the wrist and they fight that.They need to pay but problem is that the dolphins and other marine life are not humans so it doesn't matter. Stupid fools don't seem to realize that we are all connected including the other species.

Past Member (0)
Sunday February 2, 2014, 3:51 pm
This is so wrong :-(

Christine Stewart (134)
Sunday February 2, 2014, 4:24 pm
Poor things.

Past Member (0)
Sunday February 2, 2014, 7:31 pm
I'm not surprised. Saddened, but not surprised. We're turning our water ways and the great ocean into garbage dumps. The sea creatures are trying to get out of there... Or whats left of them anyway.

Past Member (0)
Sunday February 2, 2014, 8:02 pm

. (7)
Sunday February 2, 2014, 8:08 pm
This is so very sad, our poor dolphins and other marine life stuck in polluted waters. Something must be done! Noted, thanks Carrie.

Anne F (17)
Sunday February 2, 2014, 9:16 pm
The cost of drilling, transporting and refining oil is going up.

Roxie H (350)
Sunday February 2, 2014, 9:18 pm
UGH! Well its soooooo good that they are slaughtering the dolphins now! Wouldnt want anyone actually BLAMING drillers, frackers, or shudder (OIL CO's) for anything funky. PHEWWWWW keep killing them and eating them! grrrrrowllllll

Michael A (28)
Sunday February 2, 2014, 10:32 pm

Jeanne Young (19)
Monday February 3, 2014, 12:00 am
Roxy said it for me again!

Panchali Yapa (26)
Monday February 3, 2014, 12:47 am
Thank you :)

Bridget Robertson (106)
Monday February 3, 2014, 1:06 am
Noted. Of course BP is trying to wrangle out. No surprise.

Gail Ring (89)
Monday February 3, 2014, 6:14 am
it is terrible.. these poor creatures having to take the brunt for man's appalling lack for the environment..

Ans Weevers (13)
Monday February 3, 2014, 1:14 pm
The choice is not between violence and nonviolence but between nonviolence and nonexistence.

Martin Luther King

Star S. (54)
Wednesday February 12, 2014, 8:53 pm
very very sad and disturbing. i agree with most of the comments BP should be punished harshly to deter any further cases like this in future

Gabriele Jefferson (147)
Saturday February 15, 2014, 7:51 am
noted, signed, shared with fb & twitter
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