Sadly the truth is coming out?

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Subject: Sadly the truth is coming out?
From: John Gamblin <>
Date: Wed, 8 Nov 2000 15:33:10 -0800 (PST)
The truth is now coming out?

RE: The "wrecks" of birds that WE ALL so love and of
which 1.6 million recently permanently rested on Oz
beaches - there is now a growing amount of information
to indicate death was caused by consumption of dead
fish. The fish had consumed man made oil that was
tainted with heavy metals?. This information is now
slowly being released and surely those that found the
dead fish in the first instance? could tell what
killed the fish? if only by the smell? If only someone
was there to smell them, yep I'm not Monty Python
(ING) anyone but you could tell almost immediately or
back it up by the modern day smelling of fish.

Some petroleum is a very fine clear film especially on
a calm sea. Also it only takes a small spot on a sea
bird and especially a sea bird, (as big as a Murre
say) to kill it - a spot about one of our 10-cent
pieces in size would do it.

That small an amount would be very easy to miss.

Heaven help the Albatross, but what chance does he/she
have? .....


2001 a Western Port "Bird Odyssey"

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