Infant Dolphins Dying in High Numbers in Post-Spill Gulf

"GULFPORT -- Baby dolphins, some barely three feet in length, are washing up along the Mississippi and Alabama coastlines at 10 times the normal rate of stillborn and infant deaths, researchers are finding.

The Sun Herald has learned that 17 young dolphins, either aborted before they reached maturity or dead soon after birth, have been collected along the shorelines.

The Institute of Marine Mammal Studies performed necropsies, animal autopsies, on two of the babies today."

Karen Nelson reports for the Biloxi Sun-Herald February 21, 2011.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011