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Oiled birds wash up on beaches

The RSPCA's rescue centre near Taunton is dealing with more birds that have been washed up on beaches covered in a sticky substance.

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Substance harming seabirds is the same as before

Guillemots recovering from their ordeal at RSPCA West Hatch Credit: ITV News West Country

Experts from Plymouth University have confirmed that the pollutant harming hundreds of seabirds off the westcountry coastline is polyisobutene (PIB). It's the same substance that affected large numbers of birds in February.

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