KELP COLLECTOR WALKS PAST SOLDIERS CLEANING UP LA ARENA BEACH IN THE
A kelp collector (L) walks past a group of soldiers cleaning up the
stained beach of La Arena, near the Basque Country capital of Bilbao on
December 11, 2002, some 600 km from where the first slicks washed
ashore in the northwestern province of Galicia. The sunken tanker
"Prestige" could continue to leak fuel oil until 2006, threatening
enduring damage to the devastated coastline of northwestern Spain.