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Sunday, April 8, 2012

Louisiana Dolphin Deaths May Be Related to Natural Gas Drilling

Since February 2010, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has reported 180 sick and dead dolphin strandings in the three Louisiana parishes that surround Barataria Bay. This amounts to approximately 18 percent of the estimated 1,000 dolphins Barataria Bay. Now, the Associated Press reports that air guns and other seismic equipment used in natural gas drilling may be the cause of the massive number of dolphin deaths in the area.