See the BP Oil Spill Like Never Before: Daniel Beltrá’s Amazing Photos
Originally published on Treehugger.com
The oil and dispersants that were dumped into the ocean were found to be highly toxic and carcinogenic—and as they spread, threatened dozens of key spawning and birthing grounds for various species.
In 2011, for example, the director of the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies in Gulfport reported that dead baby dolphins were washing up along the Mississippi and Alabama shorelines at about 10 times the normal number for the first two months of the year.
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