Friday, 12 December 2014

The Sunderban Oil Spill

A collision between a cargo vessel and an oil tanker in the waters of the Sunderbans Delta resulted in a massive oil spill earlier this week, spilling nearly 350000 litres of oil into critical dolphin habitat. Both the Gangetic and the Irrawady Dolphins live here, along with hundreds of other species, for whom doom is imminent. Deaths of birds and other aquatic animals such as fish and water monitors have already been reported by the locals, and the casualties are only expected to rise. More about the mishap here- 

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