Technique allows dolphin pregnancy exams to mirror those in humans – JANUARY 10, 2020 (From EurekAlert! / National Marine Mammal Foundation News Release / January 10, 2020) The NMMF has just released its most recent advancement in dolphin medicine — an ultrasound technique for pregnant dolphins that mirrors the technique used for humans. Ultrasound has…
Following Deepwater Horizon, researchers have been conducting multi-year studies on the health of Gulf of Mexico marine life.
A dedicated research team of over 50 specialists from academia, non-profit organizations, animal care providers, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) are continuing the assessment of Gulf of Mexico dolphins to learn how the 2010 oil spill affected these vulnerable marine mammals.
Kendal Leftwich conducts acoustic research assessing how northern Gulf of Mexico dolphin populations changed and recovered over time to help researchers better understand the health of dolphin species living in affected areas.
Concern about how the Deepwater Horizon oil spill may continue to negatively affect wild bottlenose dolphins living in the spill’s footprint remains high.