Browser out-of-date!

You are using an out-of-date web browser, to avoid problems when using A-Z Animals and other sites we strongly recommend you upgrade to the latest version of your web browser!
Get Firefox Get Google Chrome Get Opera Get Microsoft Internet Explorer Get Apple Safari
Remove Advertising
A-Z Animals - Animal Facts, Images and Resources A-Z Animals - Animal Facts, Images and Resources A-Z Animals - Animal Facts, Images and Resources

Betty the Butterfly's Blog >>

Oil Disaster Threatens Marine Animals

 A-Z on Twitter  RSS Feed  Donate!

Loggerhead Turtle

Coral Reef
An oil spill that occurred off the North West coast of Australia is believed to pose devastating consequences for some of the world's most unique and endangered marine animals.

The oil and gas spill that happened at the end of August is still not under control and is not thought to be for at least a couple of months. The most worrying aspect for scientists and conservationists alike is the fact that the slick is moving towards reefs that are known to be globally significant for their unique wildlife, with some of these animal species not found anywhere else in the world.

Animals such as dolphins, whales, turtles, sea snakes and sea birds along with numerous species of fish and coral are thought to be in significant danger from the recent spill and the increasing number of oil and gas rigs in the area is only increasing the risk to marine life even more.

Bottlenose Dolphins

To find out more about this, please see:

Oil Disaster Threatens Marine Animals Comments (5)


"Excellent site. It was pleasant to me., "


"Great site. Keep doing., "


"It is the coolest site, keep so!, "

Showing 3 of 5 comments.

Show More Comments

Post Comment

Your Name:

Article Rating:

Your Comment:

Betty the Butterfly's BlogArchive

Ben the Beaver's Barrel of LaughsBen the Beaver's Barrel of Laughs

#1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7, #8

I confirm the subscription of this blog to the Paperblog service under the username azanimals