Thursday, December 23, 2004

No good news

Just announced on the 6PM news was that the bow section of the freighter Selendang Ayu is under water and floundering. Experts were saying that it is very doubtful that the forward fuels cells will be able to stay in tact. Weather is still not cooperating.
At the end of last week 294 birds were counted on a one mile stretch of beach and at least 196 of them were oiled. Considering this small section of beach in relation to the broad area impacted by the spill, concern is growing about how this is going to impact wildlife in the area.
There are 125 Dutch Harbor volunteers trained to handle the birds once they are recovered.

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