Seabirds rescued on Dorset coast


Seabirds have been washed up on Dorset’s coast, covered in a waxy substance.


The RSPCA said it had rescued hundreds of birds, which had been taken to the West Hatch Animal Centre in Taunton. Most birds were found at Chesil Cove near Weymouth but others are appearing up to 200 miles away in Cornwall and Hampshire and Sussex.

Dorset Wildlife Trust has said the substance has caused burns to the the legs of affected birds.

David Cowdrey from the RSPCA told the Today programme that the substance is “still unknown at the moment” but that they are treating the birds “as best they can and trying to find the right remedies”.

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February 4, 2013 |

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