10% of dead dolphins found along Gulf coast during 2011 were “coated in oil”

Dead dolphins, turtles still washing ashore along gulf coast, St. Petersburg Times by Craig Pittman, April 8, 2011:

… About 15 of the 153 dolphins that have washed ashore since Jan. 1 — including one that showed up two weeks ago — were coated in oil. On eight of those, laboratory tests verified that it came from the BP spill that began a year ago this month, federal officials say.

“A year after the oil spill, we are still seeing dolphins washing ashore with evidence of oil on them — but it may not be the cause of death,” said Blair Mase, who coordinates dolphin stranding reports in the southeast for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. …

13 comments to 10% of dead dolphins found along Gulf coast during 2011 were “coated in oil”

  • Jane

    and you should see the tons of fools swimming in the GOM….

  • xdrfox

    As of this week, 100 whales and dolphins have washed ashore, and 35 of them were 3-foot-long stillborn or newborn calves.

    Scientists estimate the number of carcasses found is usually only 2 percent of the total number of marine animals dead, which suggests the real count of dead marine mammals is closer to 5,050.

    A reporter kayaking in the Gulf said he saw a group of 60 dolphins swimming through oil-slick waters with oil coming out of their blowholes.

    By November, almost 7,000 dead animals had been collected, mostly birds, but also sea turtles, dolphins and other mammals.

    The oil also damaged deep sea coral, threatened eight U.S. National park and contaminated the shrimp that made Louisiana cuisine famous.

    The spill covered as much as 68,000 square miles of the ocean and affected 320 miles of the coast.

    400 species of animals now threatened by the spill, simply because they are unlucky enough to call the Gulf home.

    importance of fishing to the Gulf community. Many come from generations of fishermen and rely on tourism to support themselves and their families.

    Satellite images still show a shiny layer of oil on the surface of the ocean.


  • xdrfox

    President Obama Gets Openness Award in Private

    Mar 31, 2011
    President Barack Obama has accepted an award for making the government more open and transparent — presented to him behind closed doors. No media coverage or public access was allowed at the ceremony.

    The White House didn’t immediately comment Thursday on the
    apparent discrepancy between the honor and the circumstances under which it was awarded.

    The award was given by open-government advocates including the
    Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press to recognize Obama’s
    work toward encouraging agencies to release information to the
    public — and to encourage him to do more. The group’s executive
    director, Lucy Dalglish, says she was flabbergasted that the White
    House didn’t allow coverage of the event Monday.


  • ivanthedestroyer77

    People should keep heaping awards on this clown until it drives the nation crazy. A peace prize to a man who bombs a nation without even knowing who he is supporting. That’s the definition of an unstable personality.

  • xdrfox

    GOP Lawyer Drafts Obama Impeachment Over Libya
    Posted on + by Christopher di Spirito
    Thursday, April 7, 2011

    Barack Obama.GOP lawyer drafts Obama impeachment
    April 06, 2011


    In his conduct of the office of President of the United States, Barack Hussein Obama, in violation of his constitutional oath faithfully to execute the office of President of the United States and, to the best of his ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States, and in violation of his constitutional duty to take care that the laws be faithfully executed, has usurped the exclusive power of Congress to initiate war under Article I, section 8, clause 11 of the United States Constitution by unilaterally commencing war against the Republic of Libya on March 19, 2011, declaring that Congress is powerless to constrain his conduct of the war, and claiming authority in the future to commence war unilaterally to advance whatever he ordains is in the national interest. By so doing and declaring, Barack Hussein Obama has mocked the rule of law, endangered the very existence of the Republic and the liberties of the people, and perpetrated an impeachable high crime and misdemeanor as hereinafter elaborated.

  • xdrfox

    Didn’t our Vice President call for the impeachment of George Bush on the same grounds? Why isen’t Mr. Obama calling for his OWN impeachment after he sais a number of times that Bush had NO authority to go into Iraq?

  • soozla


    In the meantime…best to shuffle the top brass…
    .. there’s lots of reasons to impeach the Prez.

  • soozla

    Scotland(UK/US) released the Lockerbie bomber…key to the oil deal between BP and Libya…
    Our whore government needs to hurry ..big pimp BP is waiting.
    Losing lots of money out there in the Gulf…..

  • soozla


    At least India knows..its playing kissy- kissy.
    We Americans have no dignity.

  • xdrfox

    I know, this is just the latest, These offenses started right after his election. A laundry list of ! Do search, My Word !

  • WindorSolarPlease

    There are two major disasters that are effecting more than one State in the US, the Gulf and the Japan disasters.

    These two disasters will probably have global effects.

    It feels like we are left hanging in the wind without words from our officials. Maybe they think mother nature will take care of it?

    News flash, mother nature is spitting back and will continue to do so.

    Mother nature is tired and is waiting for the ones in charge to fix it.

    Haven’t they heard that, all Mothers eventually get tired of cleaning up messes from others?

    Especially, when Mothers see they want to keep making the same mess over and over again.

  • Its me

    Interesting article: Beaches are clean and tourists are back. Be sure to read comments at end. Dead dolphins and oil on beach last 3 days!

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