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First assessment of Endangered Northern Rockhopper Penguins since 2011 oil spill

Sun, 05/02/2012 - 23:01

Almost a year since thousands of endangered penguins’ lives were threatened by an oil spill on Nightingale Island - part of Tristan da...

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Gaining weight, but not yet waterproof: penguins still need care

Wed, 11/05/2011 - 23:06

As at 9 May, there are around 400 penguins remaining in the rehabilitation centre on Tristan – there have been no further releases since 3 April. All remaining birds ...

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Ivan Papanin arrives at Tristan

Wed, 13/04/2011 - 22:36

Yesterday saw the arrival of the Russian research/Antarctic supply vessel ‘Ivan Papanin’. This is the fourth vessel chartered by the owners of the ‘OLIVA’ and their insurers since the incident, following after the ‘Edinburgh’, ‘Smit...

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Wash and dry for rockhopers at rehab centre

Mon, 11/04/2011 - 10:13

The first rockhopper penguins to be washed at the newly erected wash-bay facility were drying off under infrared lights Saturday night.  This was a rewarding moment for Rehab Manager Dereck Rogers, who h...

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Island gets set to wash thousands of penguins

Thu, 07/04/2011 - 09:56

Tristan da Cunha Wednesday 6th April, 2011: After seven days at sea, a five-member specialist team has arrived on Tristran da Cunha to lend their expertise to cleaning the thousands of Northern Rockho...

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Penguin rehab updates

Tue, 05/04/2011 - 16:41

A penguin rehab centre was set up after a wrecked cargo ship spilt 800 tonnes of fuel oil into the sea at the heart of one of the most important breeding colonies in the world of Northern Rockhopper, a globally Endangered penguin.As of 5 April&nbs...

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First Tristan penguins released from 'rehab'

Tue, 05/04/2011 - 11:08

The first 24 penguins of more than 3,600 admitted to the “rehab centre” on Tristan da Cunha after the oil spill around Nightingale Island have been released back to sea. &ldq...

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Nightingale Island emergency appeal

Fri, 01/04/2011 - 12:58

Hundreds of Northern Rockhopper Penguins have been covered in oil after a cargo ship crashed into Nightingale Island, part of the Tristan da Cunha UK overseas territory. Tristan Islanders are doing a sterling job helping th...

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Tristan Islanders rally to save oiled penguins

Fri, 25/03/2011 - 13:17

Hundreds of oil-soaked rockhopper penguins  have now been put into ‘rehab’ by Tristan Islanders facing a race against the clock to help save the endangered species (see images attached).An oiled pe...

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Race to save oiled penguins after tanker strikes Tristan da Cunha

Mon, 21/03/2011 - 11:46

A grounded cargo vessel has been wrecked on Nightingale Island – part of the Tristan da Cunha UK overseas territory in the South Atlantic - and an oil spill now &nb...

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