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Dolphin Marine mammals deaths from spill

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posted on Jun, 23 2019 @ 03:47 PM
All of the dead dolphins washing up remind me of something from years ago. Anyone here want to “spill the beans” about the actual number of dolphin and whales killed in 2010 spill. Maybe some of you want to talk about the barges, and the landfill near Grand Bay? What is actual percentage of Gulf of Mexico marine mammals that were killed, 25% or was it more.

posted on Jun, 23 2019 @ 04:22 PM
Do you have an article for the time & place of these events?

Is it something related to this:

Nearly 300 dead bottlenose dolphins — three times as many as normal — have washed up along the beaches of the Gulf Coast this year. While scientists can’t explain the sudden surge, some at least have theories.

The NOAA has declared the phenomenon an “Unusual Mortality Event,” or UME, which means the number of dead dolphins is alarming enough to warrant an official response. A UME was last declared in the area following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010; the declaration lasted through July of 2014.

posted on Jun, 23 2019 @ 04:28 PM

Not just the Gulf Coast but France as well:

The gruesome deaths raise serious questions about the practices of fishing trawlers. More than 1,000 dolphins have washed up on the western shore of France in the first three months of 2019. The number of deaths is shocking, but so are the bodies, revealing what marine researchers described as "extreme levels of mutilation."

The animals get trapped in fishing nets dragged behind trawlers working in pairs. They suffer an agonizing death by drowning, as they are mammals that need to breathe air. Lamya Essemlali, president of Sea Shepherd, told the Associated Press,

"These fishing vessels have nets that are not selective at all, so when they put their net in the water and the water is full of dolphins they get in the net... What happens is they suffocate and they also injure themselves when they try to get away from the nets, and that’s the reason why we find all these marks on their bodies."

The first article was on the growth of the dead zone, possibly due to the extreme runoff from spring rains. The 2nd one appear to be just human stupidity and callousness.

Welp, this is depressing.

edit on 23-6-2019 by ClovenSky because: corrected link

posted on Jun, 23 2019 @ 04:34 PM
Most of us do not deserve this planet

posted on Jun, 23 2019 @ 04:51 PM
a reply to: vonclod

I wonder how many ecological disasters are linked to our farming practices? All of the chemicals that are sprayed on crops that end up in our waterways, impacting life far beyond our lands. Then add the destruction of insects that we probably don't understand how closely they link in with life on this planet.

All of the cries against global warming and greenhouse gasses but never much dedication to the simple provable localized pollution that has immediate effects.

It is almost like if there isn't money to be made from the solution, we don't care.

posted on Jun, 23 2019 @ 08:55 PM
a reply to: ClovenSky

I think many of the disastrous algae blooms are strongly linked to farmland runoff..just the fertiliser itself.

posted on Jun, 28 2019 @ 12:56 AM
Yes, farmers are only subject to non source point pollination laws so they can put whatever chemicals and tons of nitrogen chemical they want too on their laws. Trouble is theses aggregate with storm water runoff into streams and rivers, and basically fertilize and grow huge algae blooms which suck all the oxygen out of water and cause massive dead zones. These # up everything a reply to: vonclod

posted on Apr, 3 2020 @ 02:12 AM
Human beings are just the worst!

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