07 Apr '11, 9am

Island gets set to wash thousands of penguins: Experts arrive on Tristan to help save thousands of Northern Rock...

Island gets set to wash thousands of penguins: Experts arrive on Tristan to help save thousands of Northern Rock...

Dr. Mark Whittington of ITOPF (a not-for-profit organisation established on behalf of the world’s shipowners, to promote an effective response to marine chemical pollution incidents), and Mr. Jean-Luc Dardidon of Le Floch Depollution (a company specialising in dealing with the aftermath of oil spills), visited Middle and Nightingale Islands to assess the residual oil remaining in the bays and on the rocks. A plan will shortly be formalised to deal with the remaining oil, and to prevent further impact on the penguin and bird colonies.

Full article: http://www.birdlife.org/community/2011/04/island-gets-set...

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