Tristan da Cunha islanders rescue penguins threatened by oil slick

Rockhopper Penguins. Photo source: ©© Liam Quinn


One of the world’s most dramatic wildlife rescues is coming to a successful conclusion on Tristan da Cunha in the South Atlantic. Thousands of endangered northern rockhopper penguins, which were caught in thick oil slicks, have been saved in a month-long operation involving virtually all of the islands’ 260 inhabitants.

The penguins were trapped in oil released by the freighter MV Oliva when it ran aground and broke up last month off Nightingale island, 20 miles from the main island of Tristan da Cunha…

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