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Oil spill could kill more birds

More sea birds could die from a pollution spill that has contaminated England's south coast. Wildlife experts say a change in wind direction is now blowing many birds out to sea and could lead to more fatalities in the coming days.

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Veterinary staff treat washed-up sea birds

A rescue operation is under way after approximately 100 seabirds were washed up on the south coast covered in an unidentified sticky white substance.

A guillemot is treated by veterinary staff. Credit: RSPCA/PA Wire

The RSPB said the guillemots, a kind of awk, were discovered on Lyme Bay near Weymouth.The birds have been taken to West Hatch Animal Centre in Taunton but attempts to clean them have been hampered by not knowing what the substance is, Grahame Madge, of the RSPB, said.

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