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Oiled Bird - Black Sea Oil Spill 11/12/07 by marinephotobank.

by Igor Golubenkov

from marinephotobank flickr

“Oil covers a seabird on the beach on the Tuzla Spit in the Kerch Strait which connects the Black Sea with the Sea of Azov.

Because the storm in the Strait of Kerch is getting stronger, there is no possibility to stop the flow of oil in the sea andorganize its collection and removal. The black oil stains are taking over the entire marine territory and the catastrophe is becoming bigger and bigger.

And thus, the ancient land of Taman has gotten a full taste of what oil is. This is by no means economic prosperity, as many investors have promised. It is dead birds and fish, a polluted sea and beaches. The fuel oil left on the bottom of the sea will be long remembered, and will continue to poison the region’s maritime ecosystem for many years”

– Andrey Rudomaha, Victoria Kucherenko

(Environmental Watch on the North Caucasus)

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