By Abby Rugg
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
A contaminated guillemot found on the Isle of Wight (pictured next to a mirror). Picture by Laura Holme.
A SECOND bird covered in a mysterious glue-like substance has been found on the Isle of Wight.
The guillemot, which is thought to be seriously affected, was taken to the RSPCA centre in Godshill yesterday afternoon (Monday).
It was found in Yarmouth but the exact location is still unknown.
Experts originally thought the birds, which have washed up across the south, were covered in palm or vegetable oil, but the discovery of small burns and red sores on the birds' legs and wings could mean it is mineral oil because it's a corrosive and irritant substance.
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by Lee Majors
6th February 2013, at 22:32:36
That gas smell from France, that came from a factory that made oil additives.....
by Russell Palin
5th February 2013, at 18:04:29
There was a dead guillemot on the rocks at Sud Moor cliff base around mid day today, without touching it I could not see any substance stuck to it.I presume it died with the same affliction as above.
by William Sykes
5th February 2013, at 17:52:40
Only two?? That has to be good news. I thought that many more would be washed up on the island after hearing how many had been affected all along the south coast.
by alan naylor
5th February 2013, at 14:15:18
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