NYTimes: Gulf Dolphins Exposed to Oil Are Seriously Ill, Agency Says

Title: Gulf Dolphins Exposed to Oil Are Seriously Ill, Agency SaysSource: NYTimes.comAuthor: LESLIE KAUFMANDate: … Read more >>

White House Pressured Scientists to Underestimate BP Spill Size (VIDEO)

Report: White House Pressured Scientists to Underestimate BP Spill Size | Mother Jones

Misunderestimating …

NOAA Oil Analyst: Oil bubbling up is “dead ringer match” for BP’s Macondo — NOAA spokesman claims it may not be related to blowout

“They are incorrect. I have double-checked, and I am even more convinced after using the suggestions that BP made that this was the Macondo oil.” -Ed Overton … Read more >>

Oiled dead dolphin found near the end of March — NOAA: “Even though they have oil on them, it may not be the cause of death”

“We did not say that the dolphins have died because of the oil, just that they have come back with oil on them.” … Read more >>

NOAA ship kills three dolphins in Gulf — Lab analyzing carcasses

NOAA spokeswoman Connie Barclay said the pantropical spotted dolphins were caught Wednesday … Read more >>

March 21 NOAA meeting: “Shrimpers said they have pulled up nets full of oil”

Shrimpers in Biloxi also said that in places where shrimp have been plentiful, there are no shrimp now … Read more >>

NOAA stranding expert: Dolphin carcasses are washing up daily — “At least two on Tuesday in Louisiana”

Blair Mase, NOAA’s stranding coordinator for the Southeast … Read more >>

Now the turtles: 39 sea turtles found dead in past two weeks… just in Mississippi — “A sharp jump”

Sea turtle deaths up along Gulf, joining dolphin trend, MSNBC, March 29, 2011 … Read more >>

P2S Foreman: Two people from my cleanup crew have died in last two months (VIDEO)

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Feds investigating Nungesser for events in 2007, subpoenas issued

Feds probe post-Katrina work in Plaquemines Parish, Associated Press, March 25, 2011 … Read more >>

EPA ship just beginning to monitor Gulf for oil, results could take a year — Florida Keys, Miami and Atlantic Coast next

Vessel will set sail today after testing for Gulf oil, Pensacola News Journal, March 28, 2011 … Read more >>

“Gag order” issued in dolphin death investigation — “It throws accountability right out the window” says biologist

Government tightens lid on dolphin death probe, Reuters, March 25, 2011 at 12:16 pm EDT … Read more >>

Coast Guard confused about THREE different areas of “suspicious water”

Coast Guard checks out dark-stained water in Chandeleur Sound, Times Picayune, March 24, 2011 … Read more >>

“Mysterious” oil came from a “well-capping went out of control” says state official — Coast Guard and BOEMRE still not sure where it came from

“I think right now, it remains a mystery” – BOEMRE director … Read more >>

MORE: “New swaths of what could be fresh surface oil have popped up on the other side of the Mississippi River”

“Streaky plumes over a 20-mile stretch from just east of Quarantine Bay to just west of the shoal remains of Curlew Island” … Read more >>

Official: It’s the “peanut-buttery substance workers grew accustomed to seeing at the height of the Deepwater incident”

Gulf sheen could be BP spill remnants, Daily Comet, March 22, 2011 at 6:17 pm EDT … Read more >>

Coast Guard: This is definitely crude from the Gulf

Wall Street Journal, March 22, 2011 at 5:22 pm EDT … Read more >>

Flyover witness: “Smell of petroleum was thick in the air” above giant plumes — Coast Guard says sediment from dredging

“They could smell it from the airplane and I could smell it from the boat. This wasn’t just Mississippi River mud.” … Read more >>

Coast Guard puzzled by source of 30-mile stretch of oil

Oil spill response workers under the direction of the U.S. Coast Guard and state officials were scrambling to block more of the material from coming ashore. … Read more >>

UPDATES: More oil washes up on Grand Isle, boom being laid… MORE

Daily Comet, WSJ, John Wathen’s blog, The Examiner … Read more >>

Coast Guard source says there’s been another oil spill in Gulf: Dauphin Island Mayor (VIDEO)

“I received notification last night via email that there had been another leak or spill in the Gulf of Mexico,” Dauphin Island Mayor Jeff Collier said Sunday … Read more >>

Oil confirmed by local official — 5-mile stretch seen offshore; Oil already reached Grand Isle, Port Fouchon

Originally, the substance was thought to be silt or dredging material, but later reports confirmed it is oil. … Read more >>

Photos of “100-mile long oil slick spotted off Louisiana coast” — “Slick is rapidly expanding”

Schumaker observed the slick roughly 25 miles from where BP’s Macondo well spewed more than 200 million gallons of crude into the Gulf last year. … Read more >>

UPDATE 3: Times-Picayune reports on potentially “massive” 100 mile long oil sheen

Possible oil sheen under investigation in Gulf of Mexico could be large, The Times-Picayune, March 19, 2011 at 3:59 pm EDT … Read more >>

Oil sheen 20 miles north of Macondo

The Times-Picayune, March 19, 2011, 1:46 pm EDT … Read more >>

NOAA meeting: “I haven’t been in the water since July 10th — I woke up on July 11th spitting up blood”

NOAA gathers comments about oil spill damage, Panama City News Herald, March 17, 2011 … Read more >>

9 more dead dolphins found this week, Gulf total now 114 this year — NOAA has yet to send out ANY samples for testing

“It is surprising that it has been almost a full year since the spill and they still haven’t selected labs for this kind of work,” — Ruth Carmichael, a marine mammals specialist at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab … Read more >>

Toxic benzene remained in Gulf, only small portion escaped into atmosphere: NOAA

Boulder researchers study fate of oil in Gulf spill, Daily Camera, March 14, 2011 … Read more >>

“It’s not stopping” — “The levels we are seeing are not dropping, and we’re seeing NEW chemicals now”

“We gave some of our blood test results to [EPA head] Lisa Jackson. They know what is going on, and they are not doing anything about it” … Read more >>

NOAA Study: Massive plumes of aerosolized oil “likely posed a health threat” — Problems range from aggravated asthma to premature death

“These concentrations were high” – Joost de Gouw, a research scientist with NOAA’s Earth System Research Laboratory … Read more >>