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.