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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More sea birds 'could die' from pollution spill

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 as they become cold and exhausted.

One of approximately 100 seabirds which were washed up on the south coast covered in a sticky white substance Credit: PA Wire

Scientists from the Environment Agency identified the mystery substance as a refined mineral oil, but not from an animal or vegetable-based oil and ruled out palm oil.

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