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A dolphin swimming in oiled waters, 2010, in Barataria Bay, La. Photo: Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries/Mandy Tumlin.

Study: Dolphins In Oiled Areas of Gulf “Very Sick”

12/18/2013 // By Lacey McCormick

A new peer-reviewed study makes the strongest case to date that the oil from the Deepwater Horizon disaster is harming dolphins in the Gulf of Mexico. As part of the official investigation into impacts of the Deepwater Horizon disaster, a …


Restoring the Everglades, Restoring the Gulf

12/16/2013 // By Ryan Fikes

The Everglades and the Gulf of Mexico have much in common: They are both American treasures that have suffered from a half-century’s worth of degradation, resulting in ecosystems that are disappearing at an alarming rate, fisheries that are a mere …

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Artificial Reefs: Restoration Beyond Recreation?

11/19/2013 // By Ryan Fikes

Over the past few decades the five Gulf States have built artificial reefs both inshore and offshore with the aim of enhancing recreational fishing and diving opportunities. State and local governments on the Gulf Coast have expressed interest in creating …

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A Great Start for Gulf Restoration

11/18/2013 // By Lacey McCormick

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation has announced funding for 22 restoration projects in all five Gulf States. The more than $100 million comes from BP and Transocean’s criminal plea agreements resulting from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The Justice Department …

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Weekly News Roundup- November 15, 2013

11/15/2013 // By Anne Goddard

What’s happening at National Wildlife Federation this week? Orcas are Calling for Your Help! Help orcas and speak out against dirty coal. A New Lease on Life: Endangered ferrets find refuge on southern Colorado ranch. Moose are Ticked Off! Read …

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Weekly News Roundup- November 8, 2013

11/8/2013 // By Anne Goddard

What’s happening at National Wildlife Federation this week?  Nature is Us. Toys and Nature: They Can Play Nice! It’s a Whale of a Problem. Oil is hurting the Gulf’s Sperm Whales. Hunters for the Hungry: With Support of Nonprofits, Hunters …

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Is the Oil Spill Affecting the Gulf’s Sperm Whales?

11/2/2013 // By Lacey McCormick

A sick and severely emaciated adolescent female sperm whale was found beached on the Florida coast near Tampa on Halloween. After the necropsy, officials said there were indications of an infection in the abdominal cavity and a large of amount of …

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 …


How Much Oil Is Still In the Gulf?

10/3/2013 // By Ryan Fikes

As the second phase of the civil trial over the Gulf oil disaster continues, we are hearing much discussion over exactly how many barrels of oil were released into the Gulf of Mexico. Legally, this question is critical because it …