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Beast Corps: 594 birds, 250 sea turtles dead from oil spill

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For nearly four weeks after the Deepwater Horizon explosion, British Petroleum insisted to journalists and government representatives that the amount of oil spilling into the Gulf of Mexico was around 5,000 barrels a day. As scientists and academics began to run their own calculations, it became quickly obvious this number was a gross underestimate. Caving to mounting pressure for an honest assessment of the disaster, on May 20th BP announced the amount of oil flowing into the Gulf was three…

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2010 Oscar, Sundance winner subject Richard O’Barry at St. Petersburg screening Q&A for ‘The Cove’

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In the 1960s, Richard O’Barry was the original trainer of dolphins used in the Flipper TV series, which led to a worldwide obsession with the seemingly playful aquatic mammals. It also created the multi-billion dollar industry in Taiji, Japan that, on the surface, seems happily devoted to the dolphin entertainment industry, but has a “dirty little secret.” The documentary follows O’Barry’s attempt to expose the truth about the slaughter and the selling of the animals’ heavily mercury-tainted meat as counterfeit…

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2010 Oscar, Sundance winner subject Richard O’Barry at St. Petersburg screening & Q&A for ‘The Cove’

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In the 1960s, Richard O’Barry was the original trainer of dolphins used in the Flipper TV series, which led to a worldwide obsession with the seemingly playful aquatic mammals. It also created the multibillion- dollar industry in Taiji, Japan. that, on the surface, seems happily devoted to the dolphin entertainment industry, but has a “dirty little secret.” The documentary follows O’Barry’s attempt to expose the truth about the slaughter and the selling of the animals’ heavily mercury-tainted meat as counterfeit…

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