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UPDATED: More seabirds washed up on Dorset coast
THE number of seabirds covered in a 'glue-like substance' washed up on the Dorset coast has risen.
Many have been washed ashore at Portland with another 100 birds, dead and alive, recovered from around the island across the weekend.
More than 250 birds - mostly guillemots - are being treated at RSPCA centres along the southern coast after they were washed ashore covered in the white, sticky oil.
The overall death toll has reached more than 250 seabirds.
A total of 30 birds were washed ashore at Swanage on Friday, with another 13 rescued from near Kimmeridge.
Marc Smith, Dorset Wildlife Trust, said: "On Saturday we rescued around 50 birds from around Portland and discovered another 50 that were already dead.
"Since then it has been a lot quieter due to a change in the wind."
Rescuers said many more dead birds could be seen in the water on Friday evening.