NOAA: Dolphins sickened from oil exposure
Almost half of the dolphins examined during a 2011 post-Deepwater Horizon oil disaster survey in Barataria Bay were found to be in bad health and all indications point to oil exposure as the cause, according to a report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Wednesday Dec 18
Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Linked To Dolphin Lung Damage And Hormonal Imbalances
Dolphins living in an area hit hard by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill are suffering from lung damage and hormonal levels that are lower than in any other recorded dolphin population, a new study has found.
Wednesday Dec 18
Half of bottlenose dolphins in Barataria Bay were seriously ill or dying in 2011, new study finds
Nearly half the bottlenose dolphins in Barataria Bay tested in mid-2011 to assess natural resources' damage in the aftermath of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill were in "guarded or worse" condition, including 17 percent that were not expected to survive, according to a peer-reviewed study released Wednesday morning.
First Gulf oil spill natural resource study reveals extensive damage in shoreline, deepwater habitats
The extensive damage caused by the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill and the ensuing cleanup efforts to natural resources along the shoreline and in deepwater habitats of the Gulf of Mexico were outlined for the first time Friday in a comprehensive environmental assessment.
Cajun Christmas on the Bayou opens Saturday in Lafitte
Santa Claus stops by the town of Jean Lafitte amidst holiday lights and decorations at "Cajun Christmas on the Bayou" Dec. 7, 13, 14, 20 and 21 from 6 to 10 p.m. at 4917 City Park Drive in Lafitte.
Lafitte speckled trout right where they're supposed to be this time of year
Speckled trout fishing has gotten red-hot in the Lafitte area. Capt. Lane Zimmer found these two chunky specks Monday morning in the Pen.