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[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 …

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Speak Up! BP Oil Spill Fines Must be Used to Restore the Gulf

5/31/2013 // By Robyn Fischer

Three years after the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig exploded and sent more than 200 million gallons of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico, the region’s wildlife and wetlands are still suffering. The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council released a draft plan …

Marine Foraminifera by Flickr user Pali Nalu

Deepwater Horizon: The Disaster That Keeps on Harming

4/11/2013 // By Sara Gonzalez-Rothi

The devastating (but not wholly unexpected) results of a University of South Florida (USF) study suggest the Deepwater Horizon oil disaster is ongoing in the Gulf of Mexico. Foraminifera — microscopic organisms that are the bread and butter of clam and seaworm diets — …

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Dolphin Deaths in the Gulf Three Years After Oil Spill

4/2/2013 // By Lacey McCormick

More than 650 dolphins have been found stranded in the oil spill area since the Gulf oil disaster began. This is more than four times the historical average

Anchor-handling tugboats battle the blazing remnants of the off shore oil rig Deepwater Horizon. U.S. Coast Guard photo.

For Gulf Restoration, Every Dollar Counts

3/7/2013 // By Sara Gonzalez-Rothi

This weekend I had the opportunity to discuss what BP might face at trial for the Gulf oil disaster with some eloquent thought leaders, including Tulane political science professor and MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry. We discussed the continuing “unusual mortality event” …

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Speak Up for Gulf Dolphins—Make Sure BP’s Oil Spill Fines Are Used for Restoration

2/15/2013 // By Robyn Fischer

Do you remember the television show Flipper? You know, that loveable, (not so huggable), extraordinarily intelligent bottlenose dolphin that lived off the coast of Florida? Well, NOAA says that the Gulf’s bottlenose dolphins population began to decline right before the …

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Deepwater Horizon: 1,000 Days Later

1/15/2013 // By Lacey McCormick

It has been 1,000 days since the BP-operated oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico exploded, gushing millions of barrels of crude oil into a body of water that supports countless ecosystems and economies. Below is a timeline of major …

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Gulf Dolphins are Still Dying—Don’t Let BP Off Easy

11/16/2012 // By Lacey McCormick

Two and a half years after BP’s Deepwater Horizon rig exploded and sent more than 200 million gallons of oil into the Gulf, dolphins across the northern Gulf of Mexico are still dying in high numbers. Yesterday, BP agreed to …

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Study: Unusual Dolphin Deaths Linked to Gulf Oil Spill

7/27/2012 // By Lacey McCormick

A new study in the journal PLoS ONE suggests that a “perfect storm” of events contributed to the unusual numbers of dolphin deaths in the northern Gulf of Mexico. This study looks specifically at the strandings between January and April of 2011–a …

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Wildlife Victory! Congress Says BP Fines Must Help Restore Gulf

6/29/2012 // By NWF

Thanks to the persistent voices of hundreds of thousands of wildlife advocates, Congress passed a Transportation Package that includes the potential for the largest investment in wildlife conservation in U.S. history and two very important wins for wildlife against Big …

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