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100 Dead Sea Birds Washed Up On Chesil Beach

Dead guillemot Chesil Beach A THOMAS

8:56am 12th February 2014

Over a hundred dead seabirds have been found washed up on Chesil Beach after last week's storms and high tides.

Dorset Wildlife Trust says they've been collecting the dead animals from the shores.

They've also saved some found alive but struggling to find their way.

Experts say the ones that died probably starved to death battling the stormy seas.

Manager of the Chesil Beach Centre Emily Brown says the stormy weather is taking its toll on

"During the winter we always get a few seabirds washed up on the beach, but at the moment the really difficult conditions mean we've had a lot more birds washed in both dead and quite a few live ones but they've been absolutely exhausted and dehydrated because they've been battling these huge storms."

Anyone who comes across a dead bird or a live one should stay well clear because they can carry harmful diseases.

Emily says people should call the Chesil Beach Centre or the RSPCA to help;

"We are asking the public not to approach birds that are alive, they carry all sorts of diseases and can give you a really nasty peck, if your phone the Checil beach Centre or RSPCA we will get someone out to retrieve the live birds."

You can contact the Chesil Beach Centre on 01305 760579.

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