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Seabirds affected by second wave of sticky pollution 'could number thousands'


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A dead guillemot on Wembury beach, Devon. Wildlife agencies in Devon and Cornwall said numbers of birds killed or rendered helpless could reach 'thousands'. Photograph: Teresa Naylor/PA
Wildlife agencies warn that the numbers of birds affected could be far greater than those harmed earlier this year.

 

The numbers of seabirds affected by a sticky substance in the sea off south-west England over the past week could be far greater than those harmed by a similar – or possibly the same – spill earlier this year.

 

Wildlife agencies in Devon and Cornwall said numbers of birds killed or rendered helpless could reach "thousands" and that "a whole generation of seabirds" may have been wiped out in a single pollution incident.

 

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