Will Dolphins and Whales Be Able to Adapt to the Oily Gulf?


NASA satellite image shows oil reaching Alabama beaches and the Florida panhandle.

The dead sperm whale found this week in the Gulf of Mexico puts the spotlight on how the BP oil spill will affect this endangered mammal, along with other cetaceans, such as dolphins, that must break the oil-slicked surface to breathe.


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Dolphin Rescues Beached Whales

Moko the bottlenosed dolphin
Two pygmy sperm whales had repeatedly beached themselves on Mahia beach in New Zealand and conservationists had trouble trying to get them back out to sea.

That is, until Moko the bottlenosed dolphin, who is well known locally for playing with swimmers in the bay, stepped in (swam in?):

Mr Smith said that just when his team was flagging, the dolphin showed up and made straight for them.

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