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All These Dead Dolphins Show The BP Oil Spill May Be Far Worse Than Previously Feared

 A growing body of research suggests that the impact of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill may have been far worse than previously believed, Peter Beaumont at the Guardian reports.

The spill, called "the worst environmental disaster America has ever faced" by President Barack Obama, released roughly five million barrels of crude in the Gulf over three months back in 2010.

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), more than 675 dolphins have been stranded in the northern Gulf of Mexico since February 2010 – a much higher rate than the usual average of 74 dolphins per year — which prompted the NOAA to declare an Unusual Mortality Event and begin an investigation.

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