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HORN ISLAND, Miss. – Federal wildlife officials are treating the deaths of six dolphins on the Gulf Coast as oil-related even though other factors may be to blame. Blair Mase (MACE') of the National Marine Fisheries Service said Tuesday that the carcasses have all been found in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama since May 2. Samples have been sent for testing to see whether a massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico helped kill the dolphins.
Originally posted by Zosynspiracy
Wasnt there another thread saying how this oil spill is no big deal and being overhyped by the media? Yeah right. This will turn out to be one of the worst environmental disasters in US history.
Originally posted by Mr Mask
Hey, call me crazy...
I don't mind.
When researchers first saw something strange on the snout of a dolphin in Shark Bay, Western Australia, they thought it was a massive tumor. Now they say it provides the first evidence of a tool-use culture in marine mammals.
The object turned out to be a marine sponge broken off from the seabed. Later other bottlenose dolphins in Shark Bay were observed holding sponges over their beaks, and appeared to use them as a fishing tool.
Researchers now report this odd hunting technique originated in a single female and is passed from mother to daughter.
Dolphins are almost as clever as people and should be given human status, according to a zoologist at Emory University.
Lori Marino used MRI scans to compare dolphin brains with those of primates, and concluded that they are more intelligent than chimpanzees.
Corrected for body size, dolphins have larger brains than any primates except man, and the same surface folds found in human brains. They also have a cerebral cortex and neocortex that approach the size of those found in humans.
Originally posted by BeastMaster2012
Dolphins are arguably one of the most intelligent creatures on earth. They could be smarter than us! Did you know that Dolphins use tools? They have been seen using sponges to protect their mouth while digging in the dirt.
Originally posted by amari
When millions of Dead Sea Life and Birds wash up on the shores of the
Gulf Coast which includes Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and
Florida reality will finally hit home of the impact of the Horizon Oil