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Sad events are taking place in the Gulf...
Koch Brothers' Products
 
If you have been following news about the Koch brothers, you might be curious as to which products they manufacture. It would be highly unlikely that you are not surrounded by their goods...
Midway Island Albatross
 
I know these photos by Chris Jordan have been out for a while now. But I just could not face these images until recently. It really is life changing if you do look; and learn the story behind this aberration...
DEET in our Waterways
 
The Minnesota Department of Health has placed DEET on the top spot on its list of "chemicals of emerging concern" and will conduct numerous tests this year. The main objective of the research will be to calculate a "safe" level of exposure. Although DEET has been okayed for clothes and skin (in moderation) it has never been meant for consumption. But with its increasing popularity and abundant usage it is showing up in ever greater quantities in our rivers, streams and lakes and it is only a matter of time before it shows up in our drinking water as well.
 
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A Tribute to Dolphin Mothers and their Calves




dolphin calf
Flickr





dolphin calf
www.bio.davidson.edu





dolphin calf
www.blogs.orlandosentinel.com





dolphin calf
www.perthnow.com.au






dolphin calf
Australia  www.tools.goldcoast.com.au




dolphin calf
By Faultier13 Flickr





dolphin calf
By Photolen on Flickr





A Birth


dolphin calf

Oltremare lagoon in Riccione, Italy. Photo by Leandro Stanzani.




dolphin calf

The Baby, about 30 pounds! Photo by Leandro Stanzani.






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Happy Mom. After one year's gestation.  Photo by Leandro Stanzani.







Birth of a baby dolphin in an aquarium.
Really special! Blurry beginning but gets better. After the birth the mother immediately went to the baby - you can see that on this short video - www.youtube.com





dolphin calf

Dolphin Baby in utero. The gestation period for dolphins is 12 months.
National Geographic Photo.






dolphin calf

A beached baby Dolphin was found in Montevideo, Uruguay, he was no older then 10 days. It appears he got stuck in a fishing net. www.magazine024.com






baby dolphin

Dolphin Baby in Uruguay - www.magazine024.com






baby dolphin

A Youngster by Tucuxi Flickr






dolphin calf

Calves nurse for about a year and a half but stay with their Mom for much longer.
Female dolphins generally give birth once every three years.** www.bing.com




But Now


dead dolphin calf

Dead dolphin calf - www.newsbythesecond.com






dead dolphin calf

Gulfport Mississippi - Feb 2011 - Sun Herald




For the past two years since the Gulf Oil Spill, record breaking numbers of bottlenose dolphins of all ages have been reported dead on the shores of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and the Florida panhandle.^ Many females have gone into labor early since the spill and their babies were either stillborn or died soon after birth.



dolphin die off chart in gulf

Since February 2010, more than 600 dolphins have been found on the shores between the Louisiana-Texas border and the western coast of Florida. www.pbs.org



The dolphin birthing season is March through May. And the past two years have turned out to be very distressful. For dolphin mom's mourn their calves as do humans. Watch the two videos below and you will be convinced of that.* www.nmfs.noaa.gov  news.ucf.edu





A Bottlenose dolphin mother gives her dead baby to the Dolphin Research Team in the Laguna Madre Bay, South Padre Island, TX. If nothing else does, this will make you cry.








A couple kayaking, saw a dolphin mother pushing her dead baby around then left her and came back 2 hours later and she was still doing it-  trying to revive him.





dead baby dolphin

Mother with dead fetus - www.spyhoplog.blogspot.com

Photo: Keith Rittmaster





dead baby dolphin

Gulf Feb 2011, photo by James Edward Bates








A 'robotic' discussion aboout the recent spike of dolphin deaths in the Gulf of Mexico. Is it related to the BP oil spill? Is it related to the millions of gallons of Corexit dumped into the Gulf? Corexit is a product line of solvents primarily used as a dispersant for breaking up oil slicks. It is produced by Nalco Holding Company which is associated with BP. Corexit 9500, four times more toxic than crude oil, is one of the most poisonous dispersants ever developed, and is up to 20 times more toxic than other dispersants, and only half as effective.




Further Reading:

*www.sunherald.com

*www.guardian.co.uk

**www.bio.davidson.edu

www.reuters.com

www.nzherald.co.nz

www.cnn.com

www.news.discovery.com

www.blog.gulflive.com


Report a Stranding in:

North Carolina: Marine Mammal Stranding Network





 

 

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rebecca peplinski
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Re: Tribute to Dolphin mothers and calves
Reply #3 on : Wed July 24, 2013, 20:26:39
the top half is so cute but the second half is just really sad and made me cry
Dianna Alvarez
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Dolphin`s Ddeath
Reply #2 on : Sun September 23, 2012, 23:29:48
Dolphin`s are my passion we should find a way to help them. Also try to stop the increase of deaths!!!:(
babynannay16
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dolphins
Reply #1 on : Tue May 15, 2012, 14:11:43
WOW!!!!!! I CAN'T BELIEVE THIS!!! EVEN THOUGH I LOVE DOLPHINS AND THAT I ADOPTED 2 FOR CHRISMAS IN 2011 THEIR ARE STILL DEAD BABY DOLPHINS AND DEAD MOM'S. THE MOTHER THAT WAS CARING HER DEAD BABY AROUND TRYING TO RCIVE HER THe baby and no giving up!!!!
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A Tribute to Dolphin Mothers and their Calves
 
Sad events are taking place in the Gulf...
Koch Brothers' Products
 
If you have been following news about the Koch brothers, you might be curious as to which products they manufacture. It would be highly unlikely that you are not surrounded by their goods...
Midway Island Albatross
 
I know these photos by Chris Jordan have been out for a while now. But I just could not face these images until recently. It really is life changing if you do look; and learn the story behind this aberration...
DEET in our Waterways
 
The Minnesota Department of Health has placed DEET on the top spot on its list of "chemicals of emerging concern" and will conduct numerous tests this year. The main objective of the research will be to calculate a "safe" level of exposure. Although DEET has been okayed for clothes and skin (in moderation) it has never been meant for consumption. But with its increasing popularity and abundant usage it is showing up in ever greater quantities in our rivers, streams and lakes and it is only a matter of time before it shows up in our drinking water as well.
 
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