Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- A dolphin is spotted in a canal of Barataria Bay in Plaquemines Parish Nov. 6, 2013.

Dolphins are dying in in the Gulf of Mexico at high and sometimes record rates.

The New York Times reports that since February 2010, 1,308 dead or dying marine mammals have washed ashore from Texas to Louisiana to Florida or were discovered floating in the Gulf.

The Advocate has reported on efforts to document the problem, as well as reports linking the problem to oil from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil disaster.

See the New York Times story here.