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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.

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 …

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.

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, …

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 …

Dolphins swim next to oil booms

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 …

Pensacola Beach sample showing oil below clean surface.

Uncovering the Secret in the Sand – Buried Oil Remains After Cleanup

1/20/2011 // By Bob Serata

Many of the oil-fouled beaches along the Gulf coast and barrier islands have been scoured, scraped, raked and filtered clean. Tourist beaches and beaches in front of high-rise condominiums along the Florida panhandle and eastern shores of Alabama are spectacularly white …

Tar ball at Florida's Perdido Bay State Park, June 2010

Breaking: New Tar Balls Reported Ashore in Louisiana

1/6/2011 // By Miles Grant

This just in from WDSU in Louisiana: Oil is beginning to wash ashore at Grand Isle. The mayor’s office said tar balls are coming ashore on Elmer’s Island and sand dollar-sized patches of oil are washing up in Grand Isle. …

NWF's Doug Inkley Discusses Bird Deaths on CNN

NWF Scientist Discusses Bird Deaths on CNN

1/5/2011 // By Miles Grant

Dr. Doug Inkley says the mass bird deaths are unusual – but not unheard of.

Blue-winged teal by David Heritsch

Gulf Coast Birds–And Ours–Doing Alright (for now)

1/3/2011 // By Laura Tangley

On a recent chilly morning in southwestern Louisiana’s White Lake Wetland Conservation Area, Kim Trahan, a rice farmer who leases land in the state-owned area, surveyed the scene around him with satisfaction. To the south, a flock of several thousand …

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