30 March 2011

Whale and dolphin death toll during Deepwater disaster may have been greatly underestimated

The Deepwater Horizon oil spill of 2010 devastated the Gulf of Mexico 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.

Secondo un recente studio l'impatto della fuoriuscita di petrolio nel Golfo del Messico avrebbe causato 50 volte piĆ¹ vittime tra i cetacei di quanto si stimasse.

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