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.
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.