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Dog owners in Jersey are being warned to keep their pets away from a "waxy" white substance that has been found on the island's beaches.
The Department of the Environment says it's similar to the substance that was washed up on beaches in December.
At the time, analysis showed it was an oil-based wax, such as paraffin wax.
It's thought it could pose a danger to dogs that consume it.
The substance has been spotted at beaches on the south east coast, at La Mare, the Dicq and Green Island.
Earlier this week a similar substance was identified on beaches in Guernsey.
The GSPCA is warning dog owners in Guernsey about a white substance that has been found on the island's beaches.
Yesterday, the Environment Department issued its own message of advice to islanders, and said it's cleaning up the substance where it is found:
The Environment Department is asking people to let them know if they spot the substance, by calling 717200.
Dog owners in Guernsey are being warned to keep their pets away from any white substance they find on the island's beaches.
Small lumps of the waxy substance have been spotted today (1 June) at Vazon Bay by the States Works beach cleaning team.
They say a similar substance found in Devon and Cornwall last year was identified as degraded edible oil or fat.
If it is degraded oil, it could pose a danger to dogs if it's gone rancid, but will not be dangerous to people.
The Environment Department's warning people to keep their dogs away from it.
It's also reminding them to stop their pets from eating seaweed, which can cause intestinal obstruction.
They will be removing the substance where they find it, and are asking people to let them know if they spot any, by calling 717200.