Scientists Conclusively Link BP Oil Spill with Unprecedented Dolphin Die-Off

Flashback:

Deadly: Corexit, Oil Dispersant Used By BP In Gulf Of Mexico Oil Spill, Is Destroying Marine Life, Say Scientists

EPA Whistleblower On Gulf Health Risk Cover-Up: ‘People Who Work Near Corexit Are Hemorrhaging Internally.’

Toxicologists: Corexit ‘Ruptures Red Blood Cells, Causes Internal Bleeding’, ‘Allows Crude Oil To Penetrate ‘Into The Cells’ and ‘Every Organ System’

30 Facts – The Rothschild Bankers Planned The Gulf Disaster

Think this cannot possibly be a planned disaster?

Then take a look at this:

Halliburton To Plead Guilty To Destroying Gulf Evidence And To Pay Maximum Fine Of $200,000

Halliburton Admits It Destroyed Gulf Spill Evidence, … Pays 0.0007% Of Revenue Fine

US Presidential Panel: Halliburton Knew Cement Mixed For BP Blowout Well Was Unstable

Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill: The Halliburton Connection:

The company acknowledged Friday that it had completed the final cementing of the oil well and pipe just 20 hours before the blowout last week.

And don’t forget this fact (!!!):

“Just eight days before the Gulf blow-out, Halliburton also announced that it had agreed to buy Boots & Coots for $240.4 million. Who are Boots & Coots?

The world’s largest oil-spill clean-up company which also deals with oil and gas well fires and blowouts.

What an incredibly fortunate coincidence. What a slice of luck.”


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Study: Scientists Conclusively Link BP Oil Spill with Unprecedented Dolphin Deaths (Common Dreams, May 21, 2015):

Dolphins in the spill-affected areas ‘had some of the most severe lung lesions I have seen,’ says scientist

Scientists have for the first time made a conclusive link between the 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and an unprecedented dolphin die-off along the Gulf’s northern coast.

Bottlenose dolphins in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama experienced an “unusual mortality event” beginning in February 2010 and continuing into 2014, according to the study, written by a team of 22 researchers, including scientists with the National Marine Fisheries Service, Audubon Nature Institute’s Aquarium of the Americas, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, and a number of marine laboratories nationwide.

By comparing tissue samples from dead dolphins found along the northern Gulf of Mexico—including 22 from Louisiana’s Barataria Bay, one of the most heavily oiled coastal areas in the wake of the Deepwater Horizon disaster— with similar samples taken from dead dolphins found in the states that weren’t within the BP oil footprint, the scientists discovered that stranded and dead bottlenose dolphins within the spill range had lung and adrenal lesions consistent with petroleum product exposure.

“Animals with adrenal insufficiency are less able to cope with additional stressors in their everyday lives,” said Stephanie Venn-Watson, the study’s lead author and veterinary epidemiologist at the National Marine Mammal Foundation, “and when those stressors occur, they are more likely to die.”

The dolphins in the spill-affected areas “had some of the most severe lung lesions I have seen in the over 13 years that I have been looking dead dolphin tissues from throughout the U.S.,” added Kathleen Colegrove, the study’s lead veterinary pathologist based at the University of Illinois. Only 2 percent of reference dolphins had this lesion at all.

Unsurprisingly, BP disputes the study’s findings. “The data we have seen thus far, including the new study from NOAA, do not show that oil from the Deepwater Horizon accident caused an increase in dolphin mortality,” said a spokesman for BP, Geoff Morrell.

But with several more studies of dolphin-related issues underway, additional evidence is sure to emerge.

The Times-Picayune reports:

When complete, in about 16 to 18 months, the results of the studies will be added to other information being gathered as part of the federal Natural Resource Damage Assessment, required under the Oil Pollution Act of 1990.

Federal and state trustees and BP will then determine whether projects can be put in place to restore wildlife, including dolphins, or to compensate for their loss.

Environment and conservation groups marked the five-year anniversary of the BP spill just last month, noting that the region remains vulnerable to drilling disasters even as it struggles to recover. “We are only now beginning to understand the true effects of the BP oil disaster,” Oceana vice president Jacqueline Savitz said at the time. A report released last month by the National Wildlife Federation estimated that at least 20 species are still being harmed by the spill and that the full extent of the damage may not be seen for years or even decades.

“What story is the dolphin telling us about the Gulf?” asked Venn-Watson. “It’s not a question we can answer, but I think it’s an important question to continue asking. The dolphin science investigation has been very helpful in understanding the impacts of oil spills, that sub-lethal, chronic conditions do end up being deadly.”

More:

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Naval Research Laboratory Charts Show Damaged Loop Current

The Oil BP Tried To Hide Has Been Discovered, In Thick Layers On the Sea Floor Over An Area of Several Thousand Square Miles

30 Facts – The Rothschild Bankers Planned The Gulf Disaster

Jesse Ventura Conspiracy Theory: ‘Gulf Coast Oil Spill’

The Gulf of Mexico: ‘Just Dead, Everything’s Dead’

BP Admits Using Synthetic Microbes in Gulf

BP oil spill incident commander dies in small plane crash

BP Victims Won’t Be Allowed to Sue If They Accept Compensation

White House Probe Clears BP Over Oil Spill Disaster

Multiple Independent Lab Tests Confirm Oil In Gulf Shrimp

Scientist John Hutchison Uses Frequency Healing to Restore The Gulf After BP Oil Spill

Marine Toxicologist Dr. Riki Ott: ‘People Now Dropping Dead’ In the Gulf

US Presidential Panel: Halliburton Knew Cement Mixed For BP Blowout Well Was Unstable

Massive Stretches of Weathered Oil Found in Gulf of Mexico

The White House Blocked Government Scientists From Warning The American Public of The Potential Environmental Disaster Caused By Gulf Oil Spill

Gulf Update: Kindra Arnesen: Skin Barrier Gone, Speaks of Her Skin Condition And Continued Spraying in Gulf Region

Scientists Found 40-Fold Increase In Carcinogenic Compounds In Gulf

Blood Tests on Gulf Residents Show Benzene And Other Hydrocarbons

Scientist Rick Steiner Got Gulf Disaster Right From The Beginning, Warns Crisis Is Far From Over

Gulf Chemist: Mercenaries Hired By BP Are Now Applying Extremely Toxic Dispersant – at Night and In an Uncontrolled Manner – Which BP Says It No Longer Uses (Pictures)

FDA admits NOT testing for MERCURY, ARSENIC, or any other TOXIC HEAVY METALS in Sea Food

Gulf claims chief Ken Feinberg says BP no-sue rule was his idea, takes control of BP’s $20bn fund

Scientists Find Giant 22-Mile Plume Of Oil Droplets From BP’s Deepwater Horizon Well ‘Missed’ By Official Account

Matt Simmons Dies In An ‘Accidental Drowning’ At His Home

Matthew Simmons: ‘We’ve Now Killed The Gulf Of Mexico’ (Flashback)

Gulf Oil Blowout: Matt Simmons Was Right!

Loop Current in the Gulf of Mexico Has Stalled From BP Oil Disaster! (!)

Scientists: Evidence Of Gulf Oil And Dispersant Mix Making Its Way Into The Foodchain

The Growing Health Crisis in the Gulf of Mexico:

Corexit also contain arsenic, cadmium, chromium, mercury, cyanide, and other heavy metals. Dispersing oil with it increases toxicity 11-fold ….

EPA Whistleblower On Gulf Health Risk Cover-Up: ‘People Who Work Near Corexit Are Hemorrhaging Internally.’:

People who work near it are hemorrhaging internally. And that’s what dispersants are supposed to do.EPA now is taking the position that they really don’t know how dangerous it is, even though if you read the label, it tells you how dangerous it is. And, for example, in the Exxon Valdez case, people who worked with dispersants, most of them are dead now. The average death age is around fifty. It’s very dangerous, and it’s an economic-it’s an economic protector of BP, not an environmental protector of the public.

Gulf of Mexico BP Oil Rig Blast: Safety Alarm Was Off

And Now: BP Plans Deep-Water Drilling Off Libya

Rachel Maddow: The Gulf Of Mexico Déjà Vu (Must See!)

Matt Simmons: BP Cap Is A Fraud – ‘It’s The Biggest Cover-Up We have Ever Seen’

Gulf Of Mexico Water Sample EXPLODES! Other Samples Prove To Be Toxic

Toxicologists: Corexit ‘Ruptures Red Blood Cells, Causes Internal Bleeding’, ‘Allows Crude Oil To Penetrate ‘Into The Cells’ and ‘Every Organ System’

BP Oil Blowout: All States Along Gulf Of Mexico Affected By Slick

U.S. Senate Traitors Block Investigative Power for Oil Spill Commission

And Now: BP admits failing to use industry risk test at any of its deepwater wells in the US

Warning To Gulf Volunteers: Almost Every Cleanup Worker From The 1989 Exxon Valdez Disaster Is Now Dead

CNN: 1st Amendment, Free Press Suspended Near Gulf Disaster Area

Gulf of Mexico Disaster: BP Slick Covers Dolphins and Whales

BP burns rare sea turtles alive, blocks efforts to save them

Matt Simmons: ‘We’re going to have to evacuate the gulf states.’

US Scientist: Methane In Gulf ‘Astonishingly High’, As Much As 1 Million Times The Normal Level

BP Plans To Dump All North Sea Assets In Dramatic Attempt To Cut Costs

BP Blocking Media Access To Workers (Video)

BP Official Admits to Damage BENEATH THE SEA FLOOR

BP Buys Search Term ‘Oil Spill’ From Google

BP CEO Tony Hayward sold £1.4 million of his shares weeks before Gulf blowout

Goldman Sachs Sold 44% Of Its BP Stock 3 Weeks Before Gulf Blowout

Feds and BP Withheld Videos Showing Massive Scope of Oil Spill

Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Solution Restores Environment in Just Six Weeks

BP’s ‘brilliant’ CEO Tony Hayward clashes with scientists over deep sea oil pollution

Matt Simmons on Bloomberg: There Is A Much Larger Leak, Creating A Gigantic Plume; US Military Should Take Over And Use Nuclear Weapons to Seal The Blowout

BP’s top kill effort fails to plug Gulf oil leak

Gulf of Mexico Oil Apocalypse Creates Underwater Nightmare

Gulf of Mexico clean-up boats recalled after crews suffer health problems

Deepwater Horizon survivors were kept in seclusion after rig explosion, coerced into signing legal waivers

SPECIAL REPORT: Civil fine in Gulf spill could be $4,300 a barrel

Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Health Hazards

Fishermen get severly ill from clean-up work in Gulf

NASA Images Show Oil Entering Loop Current

New NASA Image of Gulf Oil Moving Towards Atlantic Ocean

Worry That Gulf Oil Spreading Into Major Ocean Current

AP IMPACT: Fed’l Inspections on Rig Not as Claimed:

The federal agency responsible for ensuring that an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico was operating safely before it exploded last month fell well short of its own policy that inspections be done at least once per month, an Associated Press investigation shows.

Since January 2005, the federal Minerals Management Service conducted at least 16 fewer inspections aboard the Deepwater Horizon than it should have under the policy, a dramatic fall from the frequency of prior years, according to the agency’s records.

Gulf of Mexico: Scientists Find Giant Plumes of Oil as Large as 10 Miles Long, 3 Miles Wide And 300 Feet Thick in Deep Waters:

Scientists studying video of the gushing oil well have tentatively calculated that it could be flowing at a rate of 25,000 to 80,000 barrels of oil a day. The latter figure would be 3.4 million gallons a day.

Beyond Stupid: BP CEO Tony Hayward:

“The Gulf of Mexico is a very big ocean. The amount of volume of oil and dispersant we are putting into it is tiny in relation to the total water volume.”

US Oil Spill: Scientists and Fishermen Alarmed Over Chemical Dispersants:

Approximately 325,000 gallons of dispersant have been deployed so far in BP’s effort to break up the spreading oil slick before it hits the fragile Gulf coast, and over 500,000 gallons more are available.

Rig firm makes $270m profit from Gulf of Mexico oil spill

US not accepting foreign help on oil spill

Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill: New NOAA Projection Map; BP’s High-Stakes Mission; And More News

Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill: The Halliburton Connection:

The company acknowledged Friday that it had completed the final cementing of the oil well and pipe just 20 hours before the blowout last week.

US Oil Spill Disaster Is Now ‘Out Of Control’

2 thoughts on “Scientists Conclusively Link BP Oil Spill with Unprecedented Dolphin Die-Off

  1. When scientists were independent, one could believe them. Today, they are all corporate owned.
    The die off is from Fukushima, but nobody will even mention the name. The omission ought to make a more alert and curious people wonder…………

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