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Oil exploration killing dolphins?

Getting sonar’d to death seems pretty horrifying and brutal. The article suggests that “oil companies are to blame.” It is not deeply philosophical to point out that we are all to blame.

Along just one stretch of coastline in Peru, more than 3,000 dead dolphins have washed ashore in just the last 3 months, and the disturbing trend may only be escalating. With the latest discovery of 481 lifeless dolphins there in recent days, residents have begun to demand an explanation for the mysterious mass deaths — and as far as enlisted experts can tell, offshore oil exploration in the region is the most likely culprit.

Yaipen believes that a controversial technique for detecting oil beneath the seabed, using sonar or acoustic sensing, is leading the death of marine life en masse.

via 3,000 Dolphins Found Dead on the Coast of Peru : TreeHugger.