Historic Oil Spills

Nightingale Island oil spill (1:54)

Nightingale Island, part of the remote Tristan da Cunha group in the South Atlantic, was hit on March 16th, 2011 by the MV Oliva, a freighter carrying soybeans from Brazil to Singapore. Over 800 tons of fuel oil was spilled onto the island's shores, poisoning the local population of endangered northern rockhopper penguins.



Nomack, M. (2011). Nightingale Island oil spill (1:54). Retrieved from http://www.eoearth.org/view/video/51cbf15e7896bb431f6a5402


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