Bob Brown in the Great Australian Bight

I am aboard the Sea Shepherd ship Steve Irwin. We are looking at the islands and mainland shores of South Australia which are closest to where BP plans to drill down through 2000 metres of water and then 3000 metres of the seabed to explore for oil: smack in the middle of the Great Australian Bight.

The Bight is one of the most intact natural ecosystems left on Earth. BP's oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico a few years back was the worst on Earth. Such a spill here would wreck the South Australian, Victorian and Tasmanian (including Tarkine) coastlines.

Here are a few photographs of places in the Bight which BP's rig would threaten. Please join our campaign to keep the Bight BP free!

Best wishes, Bob Brown.

Fenelon Island (part of the Nutys Archipelago Marine Park)
Fenelon Island (part of the Nutys Archipelago Marine Park). Photo: Bob Brown

 

The Bunda Cliffs of the Nullarbor Plain west of Ceduna
The Bunda Cliffs of the Nullarbor Plain west of Ceduna. Photo: Bob Brown

 

Flowering Pink Lace on the island
Flowering Pink Lace on the island. Photo: Bob Brown

 

Look out Here I come!
Look out Here I come!. Photo: Bob Brown

 

Australian sea lions of St Francis Islands, Great Australian Bight
Australian sea lions of St Francis Islands, Great Australian Bight. Photo: Bob Brown

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