Peru: Offshore oil exploration blamed for dolphin deaths

A circumstantial story, but it’s certainly worth asking whether high dolphin deaths come from seismic exploration for offshore oil. And yes, there are many other possible causes — but oil exploration is something that can be halted, paused or done differently if needed.

The Seattle Post-Intelligencer has the story. There is some BS in the post, and a lot of speculation, but it’s very much worth reading.:

The recent uptick in dolphin deaths is also correlated with oil exploration off Peru’s coasts, a serious double whammy for cetacean populations….

Turn on your BS filter and check it out.

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