"Study Links BP Oil Spill To Dolphin Deaths"

"US government scientists have for the first time found direct evidence of toxic exposure in the Gulf of Mexico."

"US government scientists have for the first time connected the BP oil disaster to dolphin deaths in the Gulf of Mexico, in a study finding direct evidence of toxic exposure.

The study, led by scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, found lung disease, hormonal abnormalities and other health effects among dolphins in an area heavily oiled during the BP spill.

The diseases found in the dolphins at Barataria Bay in Louisiana – though rare – were consistent with exposure to oil, the scientists said."

Suzanne Goldenberg reports for the Guardian December 18, 2013.

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Source: Guardian, 12/19/2013