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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 […] Read more >

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 […] Read more >

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 […] Read more >

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 […] Read more >

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 […] Read more >

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 […] Read more >

Cool Video: Dolphin Hunting Trick

1/23/2010 // By Miles Grant

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Make the Call Today

10/1/2009 // By Julia Marden

All week we’ve been talking about the wildlife and wild places that need your help. Frogs are dying out. National parks face threats from severe drought and storms. Bears can’t hibernate the whole winter. So here’s what you can do […] Read more >