Posts Tagged ‘oiled seabirds’

Oiled Seabirds on Western Isles

Thursday, January 5th, 2012

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.