Each Dead Dolphin in Gulf of Mexico Treated As Potential Evidence Against BP

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More on the abnormally high number of dead baby dolphins in the Gulf of Mexico: Huffington Post reports that the official US government investigation into what's behind the deaths--suspected, not unreasonably at first glance, to be linked to the BP oil spill--is being kept secret.

Which sounds fishy, and as the original piece points out, and annoys independent investigators. But when you consider the reasoning behind the secrecy, perhaps it's not unwarranted:

"We are treating the evidence, which are the dolphin samples, like a murder case," said Dr Erin Fougeres, a marine biologist with the Fisheries Service. "The chain of custody is being closely watched. Ever dolphin sample is considered evidence in the BP case now."
Read more: Huffington Post
More on the Gulf Oil Spill:
80 Dead Baby Dolphins Have Now Washed Ashore in the Gulf & We Just Don't Know Why
8 Shocking Things I Witnessed While Covering the Gulf Spill

Tags: Animals | Gulf Oil Spill | Oceans | Oil Spill | Whales

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