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Seabirds Rescued from Dumped Oil Additive
By Angela Messina, February 20, 2013 @ 11:18 AM (EST)
Source: BBC News

Over 300 seabirds were in need of rescuing after they were found covered in polyisobutene (PIB), an extremely sticky glue-like substance. The birds, guillemots and razorbills, were found in the UK near Dorset, Cornwall, Hampshire, and Sussex.

After being cleaned with liquid soap and margarine, about 200 of the birds are expected to survive and be released back into the wild. 

The UK’s Maritime and Coastguard Agency is working to track down the ship that dumped the PIB and Richard Drax, a Member of Parliament, is urging the government to clarify what ships can and cannot dispose of into the ocean.

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