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Birds washed up covered in 'glue-like wax'

Hundreds of seabirds have been washed up along the south coast between Dorset and Cornwall.

Coastguards have said birds have been found dying, covered in a sticky, glue-like substance.

The RSPB and RSPCA have launched a rescue operation after around 100 birds, some of them dead, were washed ashore.

The BBC's Hamish Marshall in Weymouth said more birds were expected to be washed up as the tide changed.

  • 31 Jan 2013
  • From the section UK