Request for dead seabirds. As part of a project on comparative physiology and plastic pollution, I am looking to obtain specimens of recently dead seabirds (specimens that have undergone severe decay are not appropriate for our proposed study). Please could anyone finding a dead bird collect, place it in a plastic bag, store frozen and then contact me on email@example.com. I will endeavour to collect birds ASAP, as long as this is within Cornwall.
Very many thanks, Dr Steve Votier.
(Please do not put yourselves in any unnecessary danger to do this. If in doubt do not attempt to retrieve the specimens. Eds)