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BP oil spill partly blamed for Gulf dolphin deaths

May 27, 2011, 10:44 am

MIAMI — The deaths of over 150 dolphins in the Gulf of Mexico so far this year is due in part to the devastating 2010 BP oil spill and the chemical dispersants used to contain it, a report said Thursday.


Factbox: Impact on wildlife from the BP oil spill

April 15, 2011, 12:26 pm

(Reuters) - BP Plc's 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico affected bird populations, sea turtles, fish, shellfish and some dolphin.


Scientists link oil on dolphins to BP spill ‎

April 11, 2011, 3:34 pm

Scientists confirmed on Thursday that they have discovered oil on dead dolphins found along the U.S. Gulf Coast, raising fresh concerns about the effects of last year's BP oil spill on sea life.

Fifteen of the 406 dolphins that have washed ashore in the last 14 months had oil on their bodies, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration scientists said during a conference call with reporters.


Report Foresees Quick Gulf of Mexico Recovery

February 3, 2011, 9:44 am

New York Times

The Gulf of Mexico should recover from the environmental damage caused by the enormous BP oil spill last year faster than many people expected, according to new estimates in reports commissioned by Kenneth R. Feinberg, the administrator of the $20 billion compensation fund.


Florida Hotel Reservation Lines Go Silent as BP Spill Arrives

June 7, 2010, 7:40 am

Bloomberg

By Mary Jane Credeur and Kim Chipman

June 5 (Bloomberg) -- More clumps of oil washed up on Florida’s Pensacola Beach overnight, and local officials said hotels and restaurants aren’t getting reservation phone calls as the BP Plc spill hits the state’s tourism industry.


The Great Unknowns in Gulf Oil Spill

May 24, 2010, 2:49 pm

Newsweek Web Exclusive
By Ian Yarett

The deep water of the ocean is the largest habitat on earth but it's also the least understood, making the effects of this deep-sea spill without precedent.


BP oil spill reaches delicate wetlands of Louisiana

May 21, 2010, 1:41 pm

The Guardian
Suzanne Goldenberg

Local reports described heavy sheets of oil clogging marshes in Mississippi delta that provide haven for migratory birds


View the NOAA Gulf of Mexico oil spill trajectory forecasts for Thursday through Saturday

May 20, 2010, 8:38 am

By Times-Picayune Staff

Twice a day NOAA releases trajectory forecast maps predicting the extent and concentration of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill  expected for the next 24, 48 and 72 hours. These are the latest maps.


Fishing Ban Is Expanded as Spill’s Impact Becomes More Evident

May 19, 2010, 10:53 am

New York Times
By MATTHEW L. WALD and TOM ZELLER Jr.

WASHINGTON — The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration greatly expanded the fishing ban in the Gulf of Mexico on Tuesday in response to spreading oil from the BP well blowout. The prohibited area now covers 19 percent of the gulf, nearly double what it was, according to the agency.


Tar Balls in Key West, FL

May 18, 2010, 9:25 am

Fox News
Phil Keating

Tar Balls have turned up on the beaches of Florida for the first time since BP's disastrous oil spill began polluting the Gulf of Mexico nearly a month ago.



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