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Moir’s Environmental Dialogues

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November 17th 2010: The Great Penguin Rescue Saving a Species from Extinction

Dyan DeNapoli, author of the newly released book The Great Penguin Rescue, tells the remarkable story of the largest and most successful wildlife rescue ever mounted. On June 23, 2000, an iron-ore carrier named the Treasure foundered off the coast of Cape Town between two of the main breeding islands for the African penguin. Already classified as a species vulnerable to extinction, the oil slick threatened to destroy nearly half the world population. Penguin experts, including Dyan, were flown in from around the world to manage a battalion of 12,500 volunteers who worked more than 556,000 hour

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Dyan DeNapoli

Dyan deNapoli, a former Senior Penguin Aquarist at Boston’s New England Aquarium, has worked with and written about penguins since 1995. Known as The Penguin Lady, she travels internationally to teach audiences about penguin biology and conservation.
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