Either 'The Hunger Games' Has Gone Next Level or Someone is Mutilating Dolphins in the Gulf of Mexico

Jordan Sargent · 11/18/12 03:43PM

If you're a dolphin (are you?), the Gulf of Mexico isn't exactly the place you want to be right now. The dolphins there are already dealing with a myriad of health issues stemming from the Deepwater Horizon explosion, and since June, a number of dolphins have washed ashore after having been killed and mutilated. The latest incident happened this past Friday, when researchers in Gulfport, Miss. found a dolphin whose lower jaw had been removed.

Dead Gulf Dolphins Found Covered In BP Oil

Jeff Neumann · 04/08/11 07:33AM

In not-very-shocking news from the Gulf of Mexico, scientists have said that six dolphins that washed up on the shore there had oil on them, and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration officials have traced the oil directly to last year's BP spill. Previously, experts said that "unusual mortality events" were responsible for the deaths of over 400 baby dolphins in the Gulf. Well, we have a culprit for at least a few of them now.

'Sea Snot Blizzard' Hits Oil Spill Region

Maureen O'Connor · 09/23/10 06:11PM

The Gulf of Mexico's latest plague is a "sea-snot blizzard," a "huge, slimy event" covering the ocean floor in suffocating layers of goo that could cause a "deadly void." Apparently phytoplankton create huge amounts of snot when stressed. [NatGeo, image]

Another Oil Rig Explodes in the Gulf of Mexico

Richard Lawson · 09/02/10 11:08AM

An offshore rig to the West of the Deepwater Horizon disaster site has exploded. Luckily, it was non-producing and there are no reported deaths. But man, oil companies really shouldn't have listened to that sinister Explode-O-Rig 5000™ salesman. [NYT]