Environmentalists have shared images of gannets killed by pollution and the remnants of fishing nets, warning about the threat to the future of the seabirds.
Cornwall Seal Group Research Trust say that 'ghost' fishing gear, the remnants of lost fishing gear found all around our coastline, regularly injures or kills the birds.
On Monday (12 August), the CSGRT team discovered a dead South-coast gannet with a tight and long strand of orange chafe gear through its beak and trailing behind its neck.
After retrieving it from the sea and examining it, they also found that the bird had been shot in the head.
Adrian Langdon was with the team that discovered the bird:
Meanwhile, community volunteer beach-cleaners in Portheras discovered a dead bird that they believe was killed by palm oil pollution.