Oil Spill Expands To Size of Vermont
It is now the 34th day of a massive oil spill in the Timor Sea, to the north of Australia. As of a couple of days ago, the spill had spread to cover 9,870 square miles. That’s bigger than Vermont, which covers 9,615 square miles.
The thinnest part of the slick has reached the Cartier Island Marine Reserve, a biodiversity hotspot in the Indian Ocean that features coral reefs, endangered sea turtles, and sea snakes that are only found in the area.