Friday, July 19, 2013
A crab walks atop an oil slick along a stretch of beach near the village of Gastria in breakaway northern Cyprus, Friday, July 19, 2013. A Turkish Cypriot official says it will take at least two months to clean up some 100 tons of spilled fuel oil that has reached the coastline in the breakaway north of the ethnically-split island. Mehmet Harmanci said the spill poses a "serious ecological risk" to some 16 miles of coastline on the southern side of the island's Karpas peninsula where protected sea turtles come to breed. He said marine biologists will assess the impact from the spill that happened Tuesday when a tanker was offloading oil to a power station.
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