Thursday 31 January 2013

South Coast AUK disaster

Large numbers of COMMON GUILLEMOTS and RAZORBILLS are being washed ashore along the South Coast between Hampshire and South Devon, all congealed by a thick sludge believed to be some sort of vegetable oil and most likely offloaded by a passing cargo vessel. Volunteers are working round the clock to pick up the birds and take them back to the RSPCA centres to be cleaned up, although 20% have actually already been found dead.