Study: Many Sick Dolphins 1 Year After Oil Spill

December 19, 2013 10:15 AM

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Study: Many Sick Dolphins 1 Year After Oil Spill

Dolphins living in one of the areas worst hit by the Gulf of Mexico oil spill were in bad shape a year later, with lung problems consistent with exposure to oil, according to a study assessing damage from the spill.

Government, academic and other researchers made comprehensive check-ups on 29 dolphins in Barataria Bay in August 2011 as part of the Natural Resource Damage Assessment — a federal process to determine both the extent of damage and how to repair it. Barataria Bay was one of the areas where pelicans ...

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