Rena’s Oil Killing Wildlife

Photo : NOAA ( Dead Fish)

NZ Herald2011-10-12:                      A large wandering albatross is among the latest victims in the soaring wildlife death toll caused by oil pollution from the stricken Rena off Tauranga’s coast. Rescuers are now moving larger animals from the area to prevent them being poisoned by the oil. Cold weather has worsened the effects of the oil on seabirds. Many penguins, petrels and shearwaters have frozen to death because the oil blocked their ability to insulate themselves against cold. There are also fears for bigger mammals. Globules of oil could be sucked up by passing rare blue…                     more »

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~ by narhvalur on October 13, 2011.

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