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19th January, 2012

Cruise ship wreck a threat to monk seals

Media Watch, New Scientist, 18 January 2012

The huge scale of the Costa Concordia disaster is apparent in this satellite image of the stricken cruise ship just off the Italian island of Giglio.

The oil boom that aims to protect the coast from fuel leaks from the ship’s giant tanks is visible trailing along the left-hand side. The island and its surrounding waters are part of the Tuscan Archipelago National Park, which is home to the endangered Mediterranean monk seal. […]

Editor’s note: For more detailed information on the monk seal at Giglio, see Italy.

Source: Costa Concordia cruise ship pictured from space, New Scientist, 18 January 2012

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