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Back In The Gulf, One Year Into The Oil Disaster

4/18/2011 // By Miles Grant

On Tuesday morning, we’ll head out of Myrtle Grove Marina on a small boat, heading out into Louisiana’s wetlands in search of lingering oil impacts. Our plan is to visit Bay Jimmy, then head out to Cat Island, prime breeding grounds for brown pelicans. Read more >

Researcher at Dauphin Island Sea Lab tests red snapper samples, October 2010 (via Flickr's BP America)

New Questions About Sick Fish In Gulf

4/14/2011 // By Miles Grant

While tests so far are inconclusive, one scientist says he’s “never seen anything like” the sick fish turning up in the Gulf. Read more >

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Spring Breakers Take On Florida Restoration Challenge! Next Stop: Louisiana. Are You In?!

4/13/2011 // By Jenna Peters

For many, the words SPRING BREAK conjure up images of beach parties, road trips, and extended sleeping hours. While warm weather and suntans were certainly part of this group’s spring break – it was definitely not your typical trip. On April […] Read more >

Dolphins ride boat's wake off Mississippi, May 2010 (by NWF's Jeremy Symons)

New Tests Confirm BP Oil Still Being Found on Dead Dolphins

4/8/2011 // By Miles Grant

The total of dead dolphins found along the Gulf Coast is now up to 153 – and federal officials confirm they’re still finding dolphins with BP oil from the Deepwater Horizon Macondo well on them. So far, 65 of the dead dolphins […] Read more >

Dolphins ride boat's wake off Mississippi, May 2010 (by NWF's Jeremy Symons)

Rise in Dolphin Deaths Continues As Sea Turtles Strandings Also Spike

4/5/2011 // By Miles Grant

NOAA has updated its website on the ongoing dolphin deaths in the Gulf of Mexico – and the news isn’t good. Read more >

Dolphins swim next to oil booms

Government Orders Scientists to Stay Silent on Dolphin Deaths

3/28/2011 // By Miles Grant

I’d been wondering why we’ve heard so little in recent weeks about the spike in dolphin deaths along the Alabama and Mississippi coasts. Turns out federal officials have ordered scientists to keep quiet: Wildlife biologists contracted by the National Marine […] Read more >

Unknown substance off Elmer's Island, LA (by NWF's Chris Pulaski)

NWF Tracking Reports of Three Separate Incidents in Gulf

3/23/2011 // By Miles Grant

Here at the National Wildlife Federation, we’ve been tracking (at times conflicting) reports about both oil and sediment spotted off Louisiana in the Gulf of Mexico. This story’s still developing, and we’re frankly frustrated at the lack of solid information, […] Read more >

The Deepwater Horizon on fire (photo: US Coast Guard)

Brother of Fallen BP Rig Worker Slams “Drill, baby, drill”

3/22/2011 // By Peter LaFontaine

As the chants of “Drill, baby, drill!” get louder and louder and politicians thunder from their pulpits about putting oil rigs back in action, let’s not forget what it all means for the men and women who work on them. […] Read more >

Marshes off Venice, LA (May 2010)

Coast Guard: New Gulf Sheen Likely Not an Oil Spill

3/21/2011 // By Miles Grant

The National Wildlife Federation is tracking reports of a substance fouling the surface of the Gulf of Mexico. So far, Coast Guard tests seem to indicate it’s not a new oil spill, but an area of sediment with traces of […] Read more >

Photo taken by volunteer Walter Pickel

Springing Into Action! NWF Volunteers Take on Bald Point State Park

3/11/2011 // By Jenna Peters

A dreary forecast of 50% chance of rain and thunderstorms did not scare away National Wildlife Federation’s committed volunteers this past weekend! As the clouds rolled in Saturday morning so did 20 volunteers eager to begin planting and seeding at […] Read more >