posted on Feb, 22 2011 @ 08:28 PM
I posted this earlier in the thread, but it may have been overlooked.
"Three sea nettles – a common food for bottlenose dolphins in the Gulf – were sampled, tested, and found to be contaminated with 46.0 mg/kg of
polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons, (PAHs.) This is among the more contaminated samples of marine organisms our research team has sampled. PAHs found
include alkylated naphthalenes, phenanthrenes, and benzo(a)pyrene. These are persistent toxic components of crude oil that can bioaccumulate and move
up the food chain to contaminate predatory animals."
The article in the OP also stated that more adult dolphins than usual died this year, obviously from the oil. If this is one of their main food
sources and it is so highly contaminated this could be the cause of the infant deaths. I am still on the fence about the eartquake, but remember
Arkansas bird deaths=EQ(swarms), Whales in NZ=EQ(large and shallow) There was also an EQ in the GOM, as reported by justmike earlier in the thread.
The only thing I can say that differs from these other instances is that a) they aren't washing up all at once and b) they are only calves, not the
adults (as yet anyway)