"It is that range of biodiversity that we must care for - the whole thing - rather than just one or two stars."
-David Attenborough
Questions? Email me, Ronak Sathyanarayana, at ronaks@goanimals.org.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Oil Spill in New Zealand

New Zealand oil spill picture: oiled bird

On Tuesday, the Liberian oil tanker called the Rena, ran aground on the Great Barrier Reef,spilling millions of gallons of oil. The oil reached many beaches in New Zealand, turning them into black lagoons. Many of the animals here are already aff ected by the oil. Some
people even say that the oil spill is the country's worst maritime environmental disaster. But, its not only the beaches that are in danger. The Great Barrier Reef is home to many species of fish, and many are endangered, like the fur seal, which is endangered from hunting. Bad weather is stopping people from reaching the oil tanker, which is a hazard to the ocean. The ship lies fourteen miles offshore. This was a very tragic accident, and it is our job to stop dangers in the animal world.

No comments:

Post a Comment