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Are Germ-Killing Soaps Affecting Dolphin Development?

9. abril 2012

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Are Germ-Killing Soaps Affecting Dolphin Development?

Dolphins are swimming in waters tainted with triclosan, an ingredient in antibacterial soaps and other products, but they aren’t winding up squeaky clean By Brett Israel and Environmental Health News BATHING DOLPHINS: Dolphins are swimming in soapy seas, and it may be disrupting their development. Image: FLICKR/POCHACCO20 Dolphins are swimming in waters tainted with germ-killing soaps, but they aren’t winding up squeaky clean. Triclosan, an antibacterial chemical found in everyday bathroom and kitchen products, is accumulating in dolphins at concentrations known to disrupt the growth[...] 

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Massive Dolphin Die-Off in Peru May Remain a Mystery

9. abril 2012

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Massive Dolphin Die-Off in Peru May Remain a Mystery

Thousands of dead or dying dolphins have washed ashore in Peru since January, a marine mystery potentially caused by a combination of stress, pollution and disease By Barbara Fraser and Environmental Health News  | April 6, 2012 LIMA, Peru — When a retired fisherman called to report that about 1,500 dolphins had washed up dead on Peru’s northern coast, veterinarian Carlos Yaipén’s first reaction was, “That’s impossible.” But when Yaipén traveled up the coast last week, he counted 615 dead dolphins along a 135-kilometer stretch of coastline. Now, the death toll could be as high[...] 

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Los delfines no abandonan nunca a un compañero moribundo

26. mayo 2011

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Los delfines no abandonan nunca a un compañero moribundo

Lo que parece la trama de una novela épica es la explicación que, según expertos, estaría detrás del comportamiento de un grupo de cetáceos que mantuvo en vilo durante días a científicos británicos. La manada de cerca de 60 calderones (Globicephala o literalmente “cabeza de globo”) llegó la semana pasada a la costa de las Islas Hébridas, un archipiélago en la costa oeste de Escocia. Temiendo un varamiento en masa, los científicos pusieron en marcha un operativo de emergencia en caso de que fuera necesario transportar a cada mamífero en estructuras inflables hacia[...] 

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