Sampling in the water
Picture by: NOAA Picture taken on: January 6th, 2009
NOAA scientists take samples from a resident dolphin in Barataria Bay, LA for medical analyses while in the water during the dolphin health assessment. Pregnant females only had samples taken while in the water. Other dolphins were sampled in the water when the special research vessel in the background was already in use. This study is part of the Natural Resource Damage Assessment for the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and authorized by Scientific Research Permit No. 932-1905-MA-009526.
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