Category Archives: Dolphins

Dolphins are marine mammals that are closely related to whales and porpoises. There are almost forty species of dolphin in seventeen genera. They vary in size from 1.2 m (4 ft) and 40 kg (90 lb) (Maui’s dolphin), up to 9.5 m (30 ft) and 10 tonnes (9.8 LT; 11 ST) (the orca or killer whale). They are found worldwide, mostly in the shallower seas of the continental shelves, and are carnivores, mostly eating fish and squid. The family Delphinidae is the largest in the Cetacean order, and evolved relatively recently, about ten million years ago, during the Miocene. Dolphins are among the most intelligent animals, and their often friendly appearance and seemingly playful attitude have made them popular in human culture.

Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Blog Dead Dolphins Brucella

Dead Dolphins Brucella Scientists Investigating if Link Exists Between Dolphin Deaths, BP Oil Spill By CRAIG PITTMAN Five of the more than 500 dolphins that have washed ashore dead along the Gulf Coast from Florida to Texas over the past … Continue reading

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Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Blog A Dolphin’s Deadly Dilemma

A Dolphin’s Deadly Dilemma A dolphin’s dilemma for fishermen in the Gulf By Rocky Kistner Louisiana shrimp buyer Dean Blanchard has seen plenty of crazy things during his life in the bayou. But his eyes nearly popped out of their sockets the day … Continue reading

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Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Blog Dolphin Deaths BP Oil Spill Link

Dolphin Deaths BP Oil Spill Link Scientists link oil on dolphins to BP spill By Leigh Coleman BILOXI, Mississippi — Scientists confirmed on Thursday that they have discovered oil on dead dolphins found along the U.S. Gulf Coast, raising fresh concerns … Continue reading

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Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Blog Underestimated Deaths

Underestimated Deaths Whale, Dolphin Deaths in Gulf Spill Underestimated By Jennifer Viegas The death toll of animals that perished as a result of the Deepwater Horizon/BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico may be 50 times higher than presently … Continue reading

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Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Blog Dolphin Deaths Government Gag Order

Dolphin Deaths Government Gag Order Government tightens lid on dolphin death probe by Leigh Coleman BILOXI, Mississippi (Reuters) – The U.S. government is keeping a tight lid on its probe into scores of unexplained dolphin deaths along the Gulf Coast, … Continue reading

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Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Blog 7000 Known Marine Animal Deaths So Far

7000 Known Marine Animal Deaths So Far Baby dolphin die-off in Gulf: Cold water, not oil spill, the culprit? Runoff from unusual snowfall in Alabama caused water temperatures in Mobile Bay to drop suddenly, possibly leading to stillbirths of baby … Continue reading

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Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Blog Bottlenose Dolphins Deaths Rising

Bottlenose Dolphins Deaths Rising Scientists debate cause of dolphin deaths By Leigh Coleman (Reuters) – Marine scientists are debating whether 80-plus bottlenose dolphins found dead along the U.S. Gulf Coast since January were more likely to have died from last … Continue reading

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Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Blog More Dead Dolphins Found

More Dead Dolphins Found On Gulf beaches, 5 more dead dolphins discovered, officials say By Ben Raines GULF OF MEXICO — Five more dead dolphins were discovered on Gulf beaches Friday, officials reported, including one found on Dauphin Island, two … Continue reading

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Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Blog Baby Dolphin Deaths

Baby Dolphin Deaths Spike in baby dolphin deaths reported at Gulf beaches 1st dolphin birthing season since BP oil spill KAREN NELSON – klnelson@sunherald.com GULFPORT, Miss. –  Baby dolphins, some barely three feet in length, are washing up along the … Continue reading

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Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Blog Eilat Ashkelon Pipeline Israel

Eilat Ashkelon Pipeline Isreal Oil spill in Gulf of Eilat would be disastrous for city Knesset Health and Environment Committee told that State not prepared for a massive spill, which would have severe repercussions. The Knesset Health and Environment Committee … Continue reading

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