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True Toll of Deepwater Disaster May Be 50 Times Worse Than Thought

By ClickGreen staff – “The recorded impact of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill on wildlife may have severely underestimated the number of deaths of whales and dolphins, according to a new report.

The Deepwater Horizon disaster of 2010 devastated the Gulf region ecologically and economically. However, a new study published in Conservation Letters reveals that the true impact of the disaster on wildlife may be gravely underestimated. The study argues that fatality figures based on the number of recovered animal carcasses will not give a true death toll, which may be 50 times higher than believed.”  Read more.


  1. Kurt J.
    04/17/2011 at 12:52 PM
  2. ICA
    04/17/2011 at 6:09 PM

    Thanks, I’ll post that link on the front page.


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