A few weeks ago, an acquaintance of mine told me of a conversation she had with an “expert” she met while traveling. He had been studying the environmental impact of the BP oil spill that took place after the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil
In spite of its responsibility for the Timor Sea oil spill, and its inability to stop the spill from continuing in spite of three attempts with its most advanced technology, PTTEP Australasia was just awarded the right to drill in several new locations in Australian waters. The company now has Australian government permission to conduct just the same sort of operations that led to the Timor Sea spill in the first place.
In other oil spill news, it turns out that the Black Rose a leaking sunken tanker off the coast of the state of Orissa in India was operating under forged documents when it went down.
On Monday, five northern right whale dolphins were reported stranded on the shore of Santa Rosa Island in the Channel Islands National Park, off the coast of Southern California. Four of these dolphins were recovered, all dead. The fifth was not found.
what about the other dolphins, at Mahia and at other locations around the world where jet skis zoom? What about other whales, sea turtles – and for that matter people – swimming in the water?
Dolphin rescues, pods of killer whales attacking larger whales, the experience of captive marine mammals, and evaluation of supposed dolphin exposure therapies are all subjects recently covered by the articles over at Tursiops.