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Saturday, January 18, 2014
Cornell and NOAA researchers link poor dolphin health to Gulf oil spill

Ned Place and his colleagues at Cornell's College of Veterinary Medicine have teamed up with NOAA to reveal striking hormonal abnormalities in dolphins from Barataria Bay, LA, compared to a control site in Sarasota, FL. Dolphins in the oil spill-impacted bay have abnormally low levels of adrenal hormones, including the stress hormone, cortisol. This study is part of the ongoing Deepwater Horizon Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA). 

 

Cornell Chronicle article