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Rescued birds to be released

The RSPCA has been called to the rescue of more than 100 seabirds being found covered in an unidentified sticky substance.

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Scientists identify glue-like substance

Hundreds of guillemots have been washing on up on beaches along the south coast Credit: RSPCA

Scientists have identified the glue-like substance which has been killing sea birds off the Dorset coast. Plymouth University say its used as an additive in lubricating oils to improve performance. Hundreds of guillemots have been washing on up on beaches along the south coast.

More than 300 are being treated at an RSPCA centre in Somerset. An investigation is underway into where the substance came from.

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