Pirate FM News

Keep up to date with the latest news delivered direct to your Inbox.

Seabird Deaths Investigation

news - bird
Delicious Submit this page to reddit

3:30pm 22nd April 2013
(Updated 3:30pm 22nd April 2013)

A online petition set up after dead and sick seabirds washed up on Cornish beaches gets more than 3,000 signatures.

Over a thousand have died after getting covered in a sticky chemical.

The RSPCA is looking after hundreds more which have washed up at places like Looe and Mevagissey.

It is as campaigners call on ministers for a full investigation and to tighten up rules over dumping waste in the sea.

Peter Venn is helping the clean up and said: "It's called Polyisobutane. It's a product which we understand can be legally discharged into the sea in certain quantities and obviously we're very keen now to see that re-visited.

"The impact on seabirds particularly, which is what we've seen from the two incidents, is serious and from a welfare point of view we're very concerned. So, we're very keen to see that there's an investigation into that substance and what it does to sea life."

(Photos: Claire Wallerstein)

3:30pm 22nd April 2013

Share This Story

Delicious Submit this page to reddit
Suggested articles
Cornwall News

UPDATE: Dumper Truck Death 'Accidental'

Jury delivers verdict after workman John Sweeney died in Coverack last year

looe landslide

Council 'Should Have Known Risk Of Death' At Looe Inquest

A jury reached a narrative verdict after Susan Norman's death

Most read
joseph sciascia

WATCH: Race Against Time For Cornish Dad Dying Of Cancer

Joe Sciascia's family launch appeal to help him get married

coastguard helicopter

BREAKING: Woman Pulled From The Sea At Polzeath

She was airlifted to Treliske on Sunday but doctors could not save her

Top articles

WATCH: Race Against Time For Cornish Dad Dying Of Cancer

Cornwall News: Joe Sciascia's family launch appeal to help him get married

Pirate FM Cornwall News Update - 7th January 2016

Cornwall Video News: Officials say they’re holding talks to find new jobs for hundreds of workers in Bodmin.

Virgin Galactic test flight success above California's Mojave Desert

National News: A Virgin Galactic spaceship has come safely through a free-flying test above the Mojave Desert in southern California.

Business Cornwall News - Friday, 18th December 2015

Business Cornwall News: Cornwall is spearheading reform of the Uk’s business licensing laws following a a year-long project.

Phil Collins sued by ex-wife over claims made in autobiography

Showbiz News: Phil Collins' ex-wife is taking legal action against the singer over "wholly false statements" made in his recent autobiography.

Fidel Castro's ashes laid to rest near his 'hero's' grave

World News: The ashes of former Cuba leader Fidel Castro have been laid to rest next to one of the people he most admired.

Chelsea extend lead at top of table after win at Manchester City

Sports News: Chelsea laid down a huge marker for the Premier League title by coming from behind to beat Manchester City 3-1 in a game that boiled over at the Etihad Stadium.

Giant foam 'blob' leaks from airport hangar and spreads in Santa Clara

Strange News: A giant 'blob' of foam has taken over the streets of a Californian town after leaking from an airport hangar.

Newer article

Out Of Hours Doctors Insist They Did Not Delay Ambulances

Cornwall News: Serco accused of pausing responses to hit targets

Older article

VIDEO: Dawn French 'Marries Again' In Cornwall

Cornwall News: Dawn French has married her partner Mark Bignell by the sea. See her beach fireworks here...

Cornwall's Pirate FMPirate 2Escape to Cornwall radioLoveCornwall.com - The Cornish Business DirectoryPirate Education and Training

 

© Copyright Pirate FM

Pirate FM cannot be held responsible for the content of external links.

Close

We Use Cookies

This website uses cookies to store information on your computer.

By using this website you accept the use of cookies as explained in the terms of our cookie policy.