Hundreds of baby dolphin deaths tied to BP’s Gulf oil spill

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Source:   —  April 13, 2016, at 4:20 PM

Since the spill, more than 1.400 dolphins and whales have been found deceased in the northern Gulf of Mexico, the most ever documented. Latest year, researchers with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reported that found in areas hardest hit by the oil between two thousand ten and two thousand twelve suffered damage to their adrenal glands or had bacterial pneumonia.

Hundreds of baby dolphin deaths tied to BP’s Gulf oil spill

Researchers looking into the largest dolphin and whale die-off on record in the Gulf of Mexico following the have tied a spike in the no of deceased babies and stillbirths to the massive spill.

Since the spill, more than 1.400 dolphins and whales have been found deceased in the northern Gulf of Mexico, the most ever documented. Latest year, researchers with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reported that found in areas hardest hit by the oil between two thousand ten and two thousand twelve suffered damage to their adrenal glands or had bacterial pneumonia. Such ailments have been previously documented in animals exposed to oil.

On Tuesday, the team reported that eighty-eight % of the nearly three hundred sixty babies and stillbirths found within the oil footprint had abnormal or under-developed lungs. Only fifteen % found exterior the spill zone suffered from similar problems, according to the published this mo in the journal Diseases of Aquatic Organisms.

The team also found that dolphins in the spill zone were more likely to lose their babies and suffer infections during their 380-day gestation periods.

“Our new findings add to the mounting proof from peer-reviewed studies that exposure to petroleum compounds following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill severely harmed the reproductive health of dolphin living in the oil spill footprint,” veterinarian Teri Rowles, who's overseeing NOAA’s study of the ongoing die-off, said in a statement.

The team has been looking into the die-off that stretches from the panhandle of FL to the border of LA and Texas, after the Deepwater Horizon spill dumped three million barrels of oil into the northern Gulf over eighty-seven days. Researchers have documented twelve such die-offs of dolphins and whales in the region in the past, tied to two more common lethal viruses, morbillivirus or brevetoxicosis. Neither have been found in the ongoing die-off, they said.

Other studies have linked to the spill ailments ranging from in tuna to in mahi. Researchers also fear that as many as 320.000 could've been exposed to the oil slick that spread across 16.000 miles of coast.

Because their dolphin findings are based only on the no of deceased that washed ashore, the total no of deaths is likely distant higher, researchers said. They're continuing to see at the the overall health of dolphins to define whether there are lasting problems and whether the oil has taken a bigger toll on dolphin reproduction.

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