Dead dolphins wash up on the Gulf Coast

As ThinkProgress has documented, the BP oil spill off of Louisiana’s coast threatens more than 400 species, with the potential “devastation beyond human comprehension.” Already, brown pelicans, sea turtles, and various types of fish have turned up dead. Now, the National Marine Fisheries Service is reporting that six dolphin carcasses have also been found in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama since May 2. The AP reports that officials are reporting the deaths as “oil spill-related even though other factors may be to blame.” Watch a video taken by NRDC staff of dolphins swimming in water with oil dispersants:

Think Fast, from Think Progress.

6 Responses to Dead dolphins wash up on the Gulf Coast

  1. paulm says:

    We are suffocating our future.

  2. catman306 says:

    There will soon be a market for “BP did this” signs along the Gulf Coast.

    “If anybody finds a dead manatees (or seabirds or oiled marshes, or dolphins)
    They should stick a sign next to the poor dead thing that reads “BP did this” and take a photograph.
    Post them on the web.

  3. Chris Winter says:


    I like that idea. It’s kind of like the pictures everybody (well, half of everybody) sent in saying they were sorry George Bush won in 2004. (See “Sorry, Everybody” )

  4. Wit's End says:

    Not to let BP off the hook for criminal corporate malfeasance but, on the other hand, didn’t WE ALL do this? We buy the products from BP – we keep them in business. We don’t try very hard to conserve – we give them the obscene profits. We vote for cretins that make policy that is against the health of people and our ecosystem. We import junk and luxuries from all over the world instead of making things closer to home, we implicitly exploit poor laborers and export our carbon footprint.

    Plus, we all contribute to a worse catastrophe than the Gulf oil gush every day that we burn oil and put the invisible pollutants into the air, instead of visibly into the water.

  5. Just wonderin' says:

    Wit’s End said – didn’t WE ALL do this?

    No , we didn’t – but we were naive enough to believe that assurance of corporate responsibility and government oversight were actual mechanisms that function.

    This was willful negligence and it is time we start holding those responsible to account for their malfeasance.

    “I’m so gullible. I’m so damn gullible. And I am so sick of me being gullible. ”
    Lana Turner

  6. Bob M says:

    I have been driving by BP Gas Stations and wondering why not boycott their gas stations. Just stop buying gas at their stations maybe will send them a strong message. Or does not getting gas from them mean nothing anyway?