Monday, May 19, 2008

UPDATE ON TRISTAN DA CUNHA


Way back in November 2006, I blogged about this stranded oil rig on the island of Tristan Da Cunha and the dangers it could pose for the ecosystem of the island.
I finally remembered to go back and see if anything had been done and the rig was towed into deep water and sunk in February, 2007.
A colony of Brazilian Porgy fish had apparently made their home around the rig and had swum with it to Tristan. It was hoped that the fish would follow the rig to where it was sunk and be eaten by predators.
You can read the whole saga here

3 comments:

JahTeh said...

Bwca, did you know how many people called 'Glass' live here?

Andrew said...

And even earlier, I wrote about it and so shamelessly publicise my own blog. St Helena, the governing island, is pronounced by those in the know, as Senalena.

http://highriser.blogspot.com/2006/05/todays-geography-lesson-tristan-da.html

JahTeh said...

Blog whore!

Here Andrew, when's the farewell piss-up and sobfest?