Sunday, 3 March 2013
if your anything like me you love penguins. but what i dont love is seeing them like this ...
Penguins are under serious threat from rubbish, rope, junk, in general. But also as the bottom one shows oil spills can also cause huge damage.
The oil can slick their feathers, the chemicals in oil can damage the weather proofing on them and then they are stuck in freezing water without any protection, it can also kill their food source ... fish, although it can easily poison them as well the chemicals in the oil can be absorbed into the fish and then when the penguins eat the fish they become poisoned this cycle is what has contributed to killer whales off canadas coast being toxic. there eggs can also end up with traces of oil in them and this can damage the developing chick or embryo.
these penguins had jumpers made for them after the 'rena' oil spill.
remember the consequences your actions might have.