An oil-coated penguin is given a bath by staff at the Tauranga Wastewater Treatment Wildlife Facility on Oct. 18 in Tauranga, New Zealand. Salvage crews continue to pump oil out of the wrecked container ship Rena in an effort to remove as much as possible before bad weather moves in, which may result in the release of even more oil into the sea. At least 300 tons of oil have leaked from Rena since the ship hit the reef on Oct. 5.
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