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Update on the New Zealand Oil Spill

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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.

Click to see the rescue efforts for oiled Little Blue penguins at BBC News

You can read more about the oil spill and rescue efforts at Radio New Zealand.

Written by Dan Ksepka

October 16, 2011 at 5:18 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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  1. awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww poor little guy! he’s so cute when he’s all cleaned up, but its so sad for the ones who died 😦 😦 😦


    October 16, 2011 at 6:47 pm

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