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Thursday, 31 January 2013

South Coast AUK disaster

Large numbers of COMMON GUILLEMOTS and RAZORBILLS are being washed ashore along the South Coast between Hampshire and South Devon, all congealed by a thick sludge believed to be some sort of vegetable oil and most likely offloaded by a passing cargo vessel. Volunteers are working round the clock to pick up the birds and take them back to the RSPCA centres to be cleaned up, although 20% have actually already been found dead.