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Penguin rescued from oil-polluted waters near New Zealand shipwreck

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A rescue worker dries a little blue penguin after it swam in a water pool to wash fuel oil from its body at the wildlife facility in Tauranga, New Zealand, on Oct. 14. The penguin was rescued from waters polluted by oil leaking from the container ship Rena, which ran aground on Oct. 5.

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An oil-coated pair of disgarded gloves lie on grass in Tauranga on Oct. 14.

Read the latest news from Tauranga, where the calmest weather in days has given salvage crews hope they will be able to resume pumping the remaining fuel from the stricken Rena.

See more images of the disaster on PhotoBlog.