Oil Spill Update: Underwater Video of Leak; Turning Oil Into Asphalt; Obama Proposes Oil Company Tax Hike; Wildlife Deaths

Oil Spill Update: Underwater Video of Leak; Turning Oil Into Asphalt; Obama Proposes Oil Company Tax Hike; Wildlife Deaths

Alisa Opar
Published: 05/13/2010

NOAA scientists are conducting bottlenose dolphin studies in Mississippi and Louisiana. “The samples will be used to evaluate baseline levels of exposure to oil and other environmental contaminants,” according to a press release.

In addition to the six dolphins, 87 sea turtle deaths might be related to the spill.  So far 25 oiled birds have been found in Louisiana; 7 have survived.

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