First assessment of Endangered Northern Rockhopper Penguins since 2011 oil spill

Almost a year since thousands of endangered penguins? lives were threatened by an oil spill on Nightingale Island ? part of Tristan da Cunha, a UK Overseas Territory in the South Atlantic a survey to assess the birds population has taken place. The bulk carrier, MS Oliva, ran aground on 16 March last year, a huge effort to rescue the penguins was launched. The ship was travelling from Brazil to Singapore with a cargo of 65,000 tonnes of soya beans and 1,500 tonnes of bunker fuel when it ran aground.

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Updated: February 17, 2012 — 11:37 pm

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