Over two and a half years after the BP oil spill of April 2010, photos of a dead juvenile sperm whale taken in June 2010 were finally released.
The photos were suppressed by US government officials until now due to the ongoing nature of the investigation into the oil spill. Greenpeace was concerned about the lack of transparency of the government in regard to the extent of the impact of the oil spill on wildlife.
The cause of death was never officially determined; tests were done but results have never been released.
The article speaks to the idea that oil may have killed the whale, but no mention of the chemical corexit (used to contain the oil) was made.
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