Oiled Seabirds on Western Isles

The problem of oil slicks affecting seabirds off the Western Isles has occurred again recently.  Live and dead oiled birds have washed ashore.  (links 1; 2; 3 )

There have been numerous occurrences in the past.  Despite government attempts at identification rarely has a source for oils been found.

The first birds this time were found on Benbecula on New Years day 2012.


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