Satellite images show a 25,000 square kilometre slick spreading across the surface of the ocean and spilling into Indonesian waters, threatening the marine reserves of Ashmore and Cartier reefs.
The Guardian newspaper has posted photos of marine life swimming through the oil spill in the Timor Sea in the north of Australia — saturating one of the world’s last ocean wilderness areas. See photos at:
Dolphins, migratory sea birds, sea snakes and turtles have been found swimming in one of the worst oil spills in Australia’s history. As engineers launched a fourth attempt to staunch the 64-day old leak today, a large environmental group released a report warning that the slick, which is about 550km north of Darwin, is killing hundreds and possibly thousands of marine animals.