Kōrero: Fiords

Oil spill, Milford Sound

Oil spill, Milford Sound

With a restricted circulation of water, fiords are extremely vulnerable to oil and sewage spills. This diesel spill occurred in Milford Sound in February 2004. A layer 2–3 millimetres thick spread across the harbour and extended 2 kilometres up the sound.

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Otago Daily Times
Reference: 9 February 2004, p. 1
Photograph by Craig Baxter

Permission of the Otago Daily Times must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Paddy Ryan, 'Fiords - Conservation', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/6349/oil-spill-milford-sound (accessed 18 May 2022)

He kōrero nā Paddy Ryan, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006