Fifteen to twenty boats at a mooring zone on a river in east Auckland seem to be neglected and their owners are nowhere to be found, Stuff reports. The boats, rusty and with ripped sails, are showing signs of possible sinking, and are creating a shortage of boat space at the moorings. Elisabeth Slooten, a professor of zoology at the University of Otago, says neglected boats can “cause a hazard” for surrounding sea life.

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