26 April 2013

Poisoned Seabirds

A recent holiday in South Cornwall was slightly overshadowed by the discovery of a beach full of dead seabirds, poisoned by pollution believed to be PIB, legally discharged from boats into the sea.

All the birds on Lansallos beach near Fowey were heavily coated in the Polyisobutene which looks like PVA glue clotted in their feathers.

There seemed to be about 150 birds on the beach and I was very sad to see many beautiful gannets which are a particular favourite of mine for their incredible acrobatic diving and purposeful flying.

Britain is the lucky custodian of some of the worlds greatest seabird colonies and we need to protect them so I urge you to sign the on-line petition to control the dumping of PIB at sea:

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