Oil slick from Turkish ship aground in Cape Town, South Africa
epa03381490 Oiled African penguins swim in a recovery pool at the Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB) in Cape Town, South Africa 03 September 2012. The oil comes from the wreck of a Turkish coal bulk carrier the Seli-1 which ran aground in September 2009. Salvage operations in 2009 failed to remove the oil resulting in pockets being trapped inside fuel tanks. Rough sea conditions cause the release which have oiled a number of seabirds and continue to contaminate beaches along the pristine western cape coastline. Residents are protesting to government to find a solution to the ongoing pollution problem the stranded ship creates. The African penguin numbers have decreased so severely in recent years it's Red List status is given 'endangered'. EPA/NIC BOTHMA
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