Update on the New Zealand Oil Spill
Salvage workers and wildlife rehabilitators are working hard to minimize damage from the container ship wreck on Astrolabe Reef. The ship Rena has been aground since October 5th, and oil spilled has killed hundreds of birds, including some penguins. It seems like penguins cannot catch a break from wrecks, after a wreck off the Tristan Da Cunha islands earlier this year.
An oiled Little Blue is pictured below -if you’d like some good news, click the photo to link to an article on the rescue and see this fellow fully cleaned.
You can read more about the oil spill and rescue efforts at Radio New Zealand.