Saturday, December 1, 2007

Oil from Ship that Sunk Last Week Could Threaten Penguins

Found this article today about the oil still spilling from the ship that sunk off the coast of Antarctica last week. I am not exactly sure what penguins it is talking about because it does not use the proper English names for them, as it seems it is a partially translated Associated Press article. For one, I am pretty sure the Adelia is referring to the Adelie penguins and the other two it mentions are mostly likely the Gentoo and the Chinstrap, but I am not positive. Weather is what has made it hard for them to try and contain the oil spill from the wreck. The oil potentially can effect many parts of the ecosystem here from the krill to the seals to the penguins.

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