Full report: RSPB says seabirds need formal protection in marine conservation zones

The RSPB says around 400 birds in total have been rescued from along the south coast but experts are still trying to detmenine exactly what caused the pollution incident.

The charity says it highlights the need for sea birds to be given formal protection in marine conservation zones. Richard lawrence reports.

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Birds released after clean-up

Some of the seabirds washed up on the Dorset coast covered in an oil-type substance have been released back into the wild today.