This is a Scottish Seabirds Centre video, about seals, now threatened by Shell oil.
From the BBC:
16 August 2011 Last updated at 07:14 GMT
Another leak has been found in the flow line beneath the Gannet Alpha oil platform, 113 miles (180km) off Aberdeen.
The oil company said it was working to locate the second leak.
Glen Cayley, technical director of Shell‘s exploration and production activities in Europe, said: “We’ve got a very complex sub-sea infrastructure and the position of the leak is in an awkward place with a lot of marine growth.
“It’s taken our diving crews some time to establish exactly and precisely where that leak is coming from.” …
“RSPB Scotland is ready and willing to offer its advice on how best to protect seabirds at risk, but we cannot do this without monitoring by the relevant agencies and sharing the details of what this monitoring has shown.
“We know oil of any amount, if in the wrong place, at the wrong time, can have a devastating impact on marine life.”
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