China News Service, August 18. According to Kyodo News, after a Japanese cargo ship had a heavy oil spill off the coast of Mauritius, an island nation in the Indian Ocean, a large amount of oil was floating in the coastal mangroves near the incident sea area, and removal work was difficult. Dead fish were also found around the site known as the "biodiversity treasure house". Environmental protection groups believe that the oil spill may have long-term effects on the ecosystem.
The carcass of a starfish was found by the sea after an oil spill occurred offshore Mauritius.
"The forest is located in a blocked area, and it is difficult for people to enter." The expert team of the Japan International Emergency Assistance Team held an online press conference on the 14th. Talking about the difficulty of removing oil, it also said, "If you use an oil treatment agent, I am afraid it will The forests have an impact", thinking that there is no effective decontamination method.
According to the report, in the unique mangroves of tropical and subtropical regions, various organisms gather to form a complex ecosystem. Affected by human logging activities, the number of mangroves around the world has decreased. Mauritius is carrying out relevant protection activities.
According to local media reports, dead fish have appeared on the shallows. The environmental organization "Mauritius Wildlife Fund" stated that a dead water bird was also found. Some people believe that the impact on the ecosystem has already appeared.
According to reports, the staff of the environmental protection organization are trying their best to capture endangered local native lizards and move them to safe places. However, the oil spill has a wide range of impacts and is very time-consuming and labor-intensive. The staff said, "The restoration of the natural environment may take decades."