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Rainbow Warrior: Photos from Auckland Islands

Rainbow Warrior: Photos from Auckland Islands


1-2-13. A male
Auckland Island teal on the shore of Port Ross. PHOTO ©:
GREENPEACE/DAVE HANSFORD
A male Auckland Island teal on the shore of Port Ross.
PHOTO ©: GREENPEACE/DAVE HANSFORD

The Rainbow Warrior has just left the sub-Antarctic Auckland Islands and Dave Hansford who is shooting for us has supplied some great images as part of a project documenting the wildlife there.

From the Arctic to sub-Antarctic the international oil industry is dangerously encroaching on ever more remote habitats to find the last drops of oil. The sub-Antarctic Auckland Islands, a World Heritage site, lie 600 kilometres south of New Zealand. These islands offer landfall in the stormy wilds of the roaring forties and furious fifties and are home to endangered New Zealand sealions, yellow eyed penguins and many majestic albatross species.

All have enough problems with disease, attacks from feral introduced animals, industrial fishing industry taking their food and trawling habitat, climate change. Yet the New Zealand Government is actively encouraging deep sea oil permits closer and closer to these remarkable islands.

31-1-13. New
Zealand sea lions lie on the beach at Sandy Bay, Enderby
Island, in the New Zealand subantarctic. The Rainbow Warrior
lies at anchor beyond. PHOTO ©: GREENPEACE/DAVE
HANSFORD
New Zealand sea lions lie on the beach at Sandy Bay, Enderby Island, in the New Zealand subantarctic. The Rainbow Warrior lies at anchor beyond.
PHOTO ©: GREENPEACE/DAVE HANSFORD

31-1-13.
Yellow-eyed penguins porpoise across Port Ross off main
Auckland Island in the New Zealand subantarctic. PHOTO ©:
GREENPEACE/DAVE HANSFORD
Yellow-eyed penguins porpoise across Port Ross off main Auckland Island in the New Zealand subantarctic.
PHOTO ©: GREENPEACE/DAVE HANSFORD

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