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BP oil spill linked to dolphin disease

Bottlenose dolphins in Louisiana’s Barataria Bay are suffering from lung damage and adrenal hormone abnormalities from the BP oil spill, according to a new peer-reviewed study published Dec. 18, 2013 in the journal Environmental Science & Technology. Study links BP oil spill to dolphin deaths | theguardian.com. US government scientists have for the first time…

877 dead dolphins washed ashore in Peru

Mystery surrounds deaths of 877 dolphins washed ashore in Peru Environmental authorities are investigating the deaths of more than 800 dolphins that have washed up on the northern coast of Peru this year. The dolphins may have died from an outbreak of Morbillivirus or Brucella bacteria, said Peruvian Deputy Environment Minister Gabriel Quijandria, according to…

Whale found beached 800m from shore

Beached whale found 800 metres ashore in Yorkshire Marine experts have been left baffled after a rare whale was found over 800 metres from the shore in the Humber Estuary, Skeffling, East Yorkshire. The 33ft mammal is thought to have died after getting caught in shallow waters – rolling onto its own blowhole before getting…