Whale and dolphin death toll during Deepwater disaster may have been greatly underestimated Animal Carcasses Recovered Represent a Small Fraction of Fatalities

The Deepwater Horizon oil spill of 2010 devastated the Gulf of Mexico ecologically and economically. However, a new study published in Conservation Letters reveals that the true impact of the disaster on wildlife may be gravely underestimated. The study argues that fatality figures based on the number of recovered animal carcasses will not give a