18th dead baby dolphin washes ashore in Northern Gulf of Mexico (VIDEO)


Fourth baby dolphin found dead on Horn Island (Updated 11:10 a.m.), Sun Herald, February 22, 2011:

The Institute for Marine Mammal Studies has confirmed that a fourth baby dolphin has washed ashore on Horn Island...

Three baby dolphins were pinpointed Monday and a fourth was reported today by National Resource Advisory employees who are working with BP cleanup crews on the island. ...

These infant dolphins are among the 18 reported since January. The four are also among the 28 total adult and infant dolphins reported since the beginning of the year. ...

“With the oil spill, it is difficult,” [Blair Mase, NOAA’s marine mammal stranding coordinator for the Southeast region] said. ... “We run the gamut of causes,” she said, including human impact, which would include the oil spill; infectious disease and bio-toxins...

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