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[CARMMHA] Dolphins exposed to oil!

Date:
Wed Jun 20, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM PST
Location:
Leadership Center 1231 Upas Street San Diego 92103
Level:
Daisy, Brownie, Junior, Cadette, Senior, Ambassador
 
All ages welcome
 
Join the National Marine Mammal Foundation and learn about the extraordinary steps being taken to access wild populations affected by oil exposure.

The CARMMHA (Consortium for Advanced Research on Marine Mammal Health Assessment) outreach plan was shaped by GoMRI’s mission to improve society’s ability to understand, respond, and mitigate impacts of petroleum pollution and related stressors on the marine and coastal ecosystems, with an emphasis on conditions found in the GoM.

NMMF Scientists will be traveling to the Gulf of Mexico to research the ongoing effects of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill on cetaceans.  We already know that oil exposure causes reproductive failure, lung disease, and other infections. This next phase will investigate immune and cardiac effects such as heart murmurs.  The scientific knowledge gained through CARMMHA research objectives will inform ongoing restoration efforts, resource management, and mitigation efforts aimed at reducing the effects of stressors on marine mammal populations and improving the long-term environmental health of the GoM.