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Five Years After the Oil Spill, Dead Dolphins and 25,000-Pound Tar Mat Found

3/18/2015 // By Emily Guidry Schatzel

One day after BP released a report saying the Gulf is on the road to recovery, we took a trip to one of the most impacted areas from the BP oil spill—Barataria Bay, Louisiana. From a dead baby dolphin to …


Dead Gulf Dolphins, Destroyed Habitat Not BP’s Fault, Says BP

4/16/2014 // By Miles Grant

From the first days of the Gulf oil disaster in 2010 when it publicly underestimated the oil gusher’s flow rate by 50 times, BP has always lived in a state of denial. But as the Gulf oil disaster approaches the …

The new dolphin's cousin, Inia geoffrensis. Photo credit: Joachim S. Müller

A New Dolphin and Tapir for the Amazon

2/12/2014 // By Ryan Sarsfield

Wildlife fans rejoice at the frequent announcements of new species. Five to ten new bird species, a few dozen mammals, 100-200 reptiles and amphibians (including a new frog in New York City in 2012), and thousands of plants and insects …

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Wins for Wildlife

1/1/2014 // By Jane Kirchner

Thank you for all the actions you’ve taken to help protect wildlife! Here are some victories from 2013 that wildlife advocates like you helped make possible. Breaking Through on Climate Change Answering the call of wildlife advocates and the hundreds of …

New App Can Save a Whale in the Southeast

12/28/2013 // By Kelly Wagner

Quick reporting can help save an animal’s life, but trying to find the right helpline to report injured wildlife is not always as easy as it seems. A new app on iTunes, Dolphin & Whale 911, will now make it …

Dolphin mother and her calf in the Gulf. Photo by Pete Markham, Flickr

3 Million Pounds: The Hidden Legacy of the BP Oil Spill

10/23/2013 // By Daniel Hubbell

Remember that time when your parents asked you to clean your room, and you shoved everything under the bed? I think we’ve all been there. As soon as the toys were out of sight, I know I thought that was …

Bottlenose dolphins in the Gulf of Mexico. Flickr photo by pmarkham.

Will BP’s Fines Help Dolphins in the Gulf?

10/8/2013 // By Jane Kirchner

Bottlenose dolphins are dying in unprecedented numbers in the region affected by the BP oil disaster in the Gulf  of Mexico. Dolphins in the most heavily oiled areas are suffering from anemia, painful damage to their lungs and livers, and …


Dolphins Call Each Other Out by Their Names

7/25/2013 // By Mary Price

Although we don’t talk to dolphins, we are learning more about how they communicate with one another.  A recent study released by the University of St. Andrews in Scotland gives evidence to the evolving theory that dolphins use unique whistles to …

Emaciated pelicans began dying in the lagoon starting in February. Andrea Westmoreland/Flickr.

Troubled Waters – Mysterious Wildlife Deaths in Indian River Lagoon

7/18/2013 // By Glenn Watkins

It sounds like a scene straight out of a Carl Hiaasen novel – mysterious marine mammal and bird deaths haunting a once pristine South Florida lagoon. A historically vibrant estuary now lined with the carcasses of outwardly healthy manatees and …

[credit: NOAA] "Researchers collect a urine sample from Y12, a 16-year-old adult male bottlenose dolphin caught near Grand Isle, Louisiana in August 2011."

Speak Up for Gulf Restoration to Honor Dolphin Y12

6/26/2013 // By Kelly Wagner

  At the third anniversary of the Gulf oil spill this spring, NWF reported more than 650 dolphins were found stranded in the oil spill area since the Gulf oil disaster began–more than four times the historical average. It is …