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  • Researchers link dolphin deaths to Deepwater Horizon oil spill

    Bottlenose dolphins found on Gulf of Mexico beaches after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill had severe lung and adrenal gland abnormalities consistent with petroleum product exposure, researchers report.

    Bottlenose dolphins found on Gulf of Mexico beaches after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill had severe lung and adrenal gland abnormalities consistent with petroleum product exposure, researchers report.

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  • Editor's note: To reach Kathleen Colegrove, call 708-216-1185; email katie.colegrove@gmail.com.

    The paper, “Adrenal gland and lung lesions in Gulf of Mexico common bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncates) found dead following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill,” is available online or from the U. of I. News Bureau.  

    Listen to a May 20, 2015, recording of a media teleconference on the Deepwater Horizon Natural Resource Damage peer-reviewed paper that links the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill to dolphin deaths.