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More than 100 sea birds washed up covered in mysterious oil taken to West Hatch Animal Centre in Taunton

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Hundreds of sea birds have washed up on beaches from Conrwall to Hampshire covered in a mysterious 'waxy' substance.

  • More than 100 of the creatures have been taken to West Hatch Animal Centre in Taunton for specialist cleaning and recovery.
  • Scientists are baffled as to the identity of the substance, although it is thought to be vegetable-based at this stage.

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