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Half of bottlenose dolphins in Barataria Bay were seriously ill or dying in 2011, new study finds

December 18, 2013

Nearly half the bottlenose dolphins in Barataria Bay tested in mid-2011 to assess natural resources’ damage in the aftermath of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill were in “guarded or worse” condition, including 17 percent that were not expected to survive, according to a peer-reviewed study released Wednesday morning.