Study Points to Causes of Dolphin Deaths in Gulf of Mexico

Study Points to Causes of Dolphin Deaths in Gulf of Mexico

The largest oil spill on open water to date and other environmental factors led to the historically high number of dolphin deaths in the Gulf of Mexico, concludes a two-year scientific study released today. A team of biologists from several Gulf of Mexico institutions and the University of Central Florida in Orlando published their findings […]

  • UCF Scientist: Dolphins Impacted by BP Oil Spill

    The BP oil spill and the dispersants used to clean it up may be contributing to the unusually high number of dolphins dying in the Gulf of Mexico, according to a University of Central Florida scientist. Since BP’s Deepwater Horizon dumped about 5 million barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, larger-than-normal numbers of […]


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    The University of Central Florida will move forward with plans for an expanded downtown campus to enhance educational opportunities for students and stimulate downtown Orlando, President John C. Hitt announced Tuesday. Hitt described UCF’s plans as a “game changer” for downtown. Valencia College will be a partner in the expansion, and approximately 10,000 students from […]

  • President Hitt to Deliver State of the University Address

    UCF President John C. Hitt will present his annual State of the University Address at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24, in the Pegasus Ballroom of the Student Union. The university community is invited to hear him discuss UCF’s opportunities and challenges, along with his vision for the university’s future. The president’s address will be followed […]

  • National Hazing Prevention Week at UCF Urges Bystanders to Step In

    This is National Hazing Prevention Week and the University of Central Florida is focusing on how witnesses to hazing can help victims in need. Members of the Greek community at UCF will take part in a nationwide effort to prevent hazing through various educational sessions and activities. This year the focus of the week will […]

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