16 Oct '11, 8pm

Photos: New Zealand oil disaster kills over 1200 birds to date

Photos: New Zealand oil disaster kills over 1200 birds to date

Bird-killing oil spill New Zealand's 'worst environmental disaster' (10/12/2011) An oil spill from a grounded container ship in New Zealand's Bay of Plenty is threatening to worsen as authorities fear the ship is breaking up. Already, 350 tons of oil from the ship, the MV Rena, has leaked out with some reaching nearby beaches including a popular holiday spot, Papamoa Beach. To date the spill has killed over 200 birds, including little blue penguins, shags, petrels, albatrosses and plovers. If the ship breaks up and sinks, authorities fear it could release its remaining 1,400 tons into the marine ecosystem. Deepwater oil spill likely to hurt fish populations over decades (09/28/2011) Oil pollution doesn't have to kill fish to have a long-term impact, according to a recent study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). Researchers found that Gulf killif...

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2011/1016-hance_nz_spill_birds.html

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