Dozens of sea birds in the Jurassic Coast on Chesil Beach in Dorset have fallen victims to a mysterious gel in the waters. Since Wednesday morning, hundreds of dead birds have been washed up along the England’s south coast and many others are left incapable of taking to the skies.
The RSPCA teams are attending to the affected birds such as razorbills and guillemots and trying to establish the source of this white-yellow gel which appears to be man-made.
In a center in West Hatch in Taunton, an RSPCA unit is caring for 254 birds but many stretches along the coast are isolated and the birds that washed up in those areas died before any help could arrive.
“In 22 years working here, I’ve never seen anything like this,” John Pollock, the RSPCA inspector for West Dorset told The Telegraph. “It’s officially described as a mineral oil, but that could mean anything man made. It just makes me really angry that this could happen.”
The center in West Hatch has 20 full and part-time persons to rehydrate, clean and feed the birds that are brought in.
The Jurassic Coast of Dorset and Devon are famous for its marine life with starfish, burrowing anemones and corals apart from seals, bottlenose dolphins and sharks and all these are threatened.
The Maritime [Unlink] and Coastguard Agency had dispatched a helicopter to carry out aerial inspection to see if any ship has emptied its unwanted loads of toxic wastes in the waters of the English Channel.
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