Asia's Waters and Marine Life in Deep Trouble

Turning Asia’s seas into a toxic toilet bowl

By: Gregory McCann

On June 22, an oil pipeline ruptured in the Taiwanese port of Kaohsiung, sending tons of crude oil into the sea and drifting as far as Kenting National Park, 107 km away, and its recently-bleached coral reefs, as well as out to Xiaoliuchiu Island—one of the few places in Asia where a snorkeler or diver can be guaranteed to see endanger…

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