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What’s Killing Gulf Dolphin Calves?

3/4/2011 // By Miles Grant

Dead dolphins continue to wash ashore along the Gulf Coast. One aspect of the deaths that’s puzzling scientists – the odd distribution of dead calves: The percentage of calf deaths among the total number of dolphin deaths is considerably higher …

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Gulf Dolphin Deaths Continue Alarming Spike

2/25/2011 // By Miles Grant

The National Wildlife Federation continues to track dolphin deaths along the Gulf Coast. Today we’re learning some alarming new numbers about dead dolphins washing ashore in the heart of the area impacted by the Gulf oil disaster: The National Oceanic …

Dolphins in Gulf Shores, AL (photo: Christy Sheffield)

BP Starts to Cut and Run, Leaving Death Behind

2/22/2011 // By Peter LaFontaine

It’s been a bad month in the Gulf of Mexico. Last week BP decided to stop playing nice.  Ken Feinberg, who the oil giant chose to run its compensation fund for spill victims, recently released a report estimating fishermen’s losses.  …

Dolphins swim next to oil booms

Breaking: Spike in Baby Dolphin Deaths in Gulf of Mexico (Updated)

2/21/2011 // By Miles Grant

Since the first days of the Gulf oil disaster, the National Wildlife Federation has been warning that it takes years to assess the full impacts of a catastrophic oil spill. Today we’re hearing horrific details from scientists on dolphin deaths …

Photo by Forrest Brem and Public Library of Science via Wikimedia Commons.

5 Mass Wildlife Deaths to Really be Worried About

1/11/2011 // By David Mizejewski

In the last week, we heard news report after news report of mass wildlife die-off events, making it seem like the Apocalypse was drawing near. Birds dropped out of the sky, dead fish covered miles of the surface of rivers …

NWF Scientist Returns to the Gulf

7/21/2010 // By Miles Grant

Dr. Doug Inkley, the National Wildlife Federation’s senior scientist, has returned to the Gulf Coast. It’s his third trip since the BP oil disaster began more than three months ago. Doug is quoted in this week’s Rolling Stone cover story …

Pensacola Beach: From Dolphins & White Sand to Oil-Soaked Disaster

6/24/2010 // By Miles Grant

After spending several days in Venice, La. last week with National Wildlife Federation Naturalist David Mizejewski, I drove to Pensacola, FL to meet up with NWF’s Steve Murchie. As I entered Pensacola Beach, I was greeted by this sign proudly …

Video: Dolphin in Oily Waters Off Grand Isle East State Park

6/8/2010 // By Miles Grant

Former National Wildlife Federation staffer Denise Ryan captured this video of a dolphin swimming near the pier at Louisiana’s Grand Isle East State Park. Here are some of her notes: The park was open but the beach closed. They did …

Growing Evidence of Oil Spill’s Impacts on Dolphins, Sea Turtles

6/2/2010 // By Miles Grant

Dr. Doug Inkley, senior scientist at the National Wildlife Federation, has compiled startling numbers on dolphin & sea turtle strandings so far. Here’s what he found: The 244 endangered & threatened sea turtle strandings in the spill area is 6 …

Big Oil Meets Big Nature in Louisiana

5/3/2010 // By Larry Schweiger

By Larry J. Schweiger I write this from Venice, Louisiana, a few days after the explosion at British Petroleum’s (BP) Deepwater Horizon oil rig set off a massive oil spill in the Gulf. Looking at the scale of the ecological …

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