Skip to comments.Spill damage trawl accidentally drowns dolphins
Posted on 04/02/2011 12:30:56 PM PDT by TexasCajun
NEW ORLEANS -- The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says federal scientists catching fish to test for possible damage from last year's Gulf of Mexico oil spill accidentally drowned three dolphins.
Spokeswoman Connie Barclay says the pantropical spotted dolphins were caught Wednesday from a trawl off the research ship Pisces, which works out of Pascagoula, Miss.
She said Friday that NOAA will investigate whether all proper procedures were followed.
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Pantropical spotted dolphins are not threatened or endangered. They are small for dolphins, growing about 6 to 7 feet long and about 250 pounds.
Considering eco-terrorists, they’ll probably get life in prison.
How do you accidently drown 6 ft long dolphins via trawler.
They were probably running some experiments and were just stupid about how long they could keep them in an unconventional situation.
Will they face the same penalties if non-government folks ‘accidentally’ drowned the dolphins?
Of course not, they are government.
Will any govt hack on that boat lose their job over this?
Of course not.
This is what is wrong with this country. Government at all levels is unaccountable and not held to the rules they hold the people to.
Government and those in government were never supposed to be shielded from the laws.