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  • Study links fetal and newborn dolphin deaths to Deepwater Horizon oil spill

    Researchers investigated the deaths of perinatal dolphins, like this one, found in regions affected by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. 

    Photo courtesy Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries


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  • Editor’s notes:

    To reach Kathleen Colegrove, call 312-585-9050; email

    The paper “Fetal distress and in utero pneumonia in perinatal dolphins during the northern Gulf of Mexico unusual mortality event” is available online or from the U. of I. News Bureau.  

    doi: 10.3354/dao02969