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Remembering Rena: Oil spill research – In the News

John Kerr posted in on May 9th, 2016.

Nearly five years after the ship Rena ran aground on Otaiti (Astrolabe Reef) and caused the worst oil spill in New Zealand history, a newly-published series of papers explores the lessons learned. In a new special issue of the New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research, guest editors Chris Battershill, Conrad Pilditch, Philip Ross, […]

Queensland’s coast blighted by leaked oil – experts respond

Peter Griffin posted in on March 12th, 2009.

Pelicans and turtles are among the animals suffering the effects of an oil spill from a cargo ship that has coated Queensland’s beaches in an oily slick. Here’s the latest report from the Associated Press. The Australian Science Media Centre has and will continue to wrap-up commentary from scientists on the environmental impact of the […]

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