With a restricted circulation of water, fiords are extremely vulnerable to oil and sewage spills. This diesel spill occurred in Milford Sound in February 2004. A layer 2–3 millimetres thick spread across the harbour and extended 2 kilometres up the sound.
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Otago Daily Times
Reference: 9 February 2004, p. 1
Photograph by Craig Baxter
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