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Mauritius: Coral reefs threatened by sunken oil vessel

Mauritius: Coral reefs threatened by sunken oil vessel

Disaster in paradise.

Mangroves and coral reefs around Mauritius, in the Indian Ocean, are under threat.

More than one thousand tons of fuel have leaked into the Mahebourg Lagoon after a Japanese ship ran aground off the island in late July.

The ship’s presence in the water has damaged precious coral reefs and could weaken the mangroves’ eco system in the long term.

00:25 SOT (Japanese) Noriaki Sakaguchi, vice relief team leader:

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Source: AfricaNews

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