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RENA Wildlife affected by oil 15

Friday, 7 October 2011 2:54 p.m.

Oiled birds on the water have been confirmed today in relation to the grounding of the vessel Rena off the coast of Tauranga. There have not been any confirmed reports of oiled seals so far, but if members of the public see any affected wildlife please report this to the special phone number 0800 333 771.

Department of Conservation (DOC) and National Oiled Wildlife Response Team members are monitoring the area for any injured wildlife and are also in the field checking on reports from the public.

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