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BREAKING NEWS: Officials estimate about 7K animals dead from BP oil spill

November 2, 2010

According to the latest report from Restore the Gulf, about 6,104 birds, 609 sea turtles and 100 mammals (including dolphins) are dead across five states because of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

The silver lining? This is only an initial, field-level evaluation — meaning that all these deaths weren’t necessarily caused by the spill, and more research is being conducted on the animals. Stay tuned to Current Instincts for an update.

Read more on Discovery News.

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