The RSPCA has issued a warning about how to respond to finding unwell or beached cetaceans, after two dolphins were inappropriately returned to the sea by members of the public in West Wales in recent weeks.

Officers say “well-meaning” beach-walkers have sought to help beached dolphins by moving them back into the water, but that this is the “wrong thing to do for the animals, and their welfare”.

Last Sunday (5 August), a dead striped dolphin was found on Coppet … Continue reading…

More than 140 Manx shearwaters have today been rescued from Newgale beach, after the seabirds were caught up in difficult weather conditions. 

It is thought there was a mass landing of the birds on the Pembrokeshire beach, following storms during the early hours of Monday (11 September).

The majority of the seabirds – some 134 – were rescued by the RSPCA, with ten thought to have been collected by other agencies. All 144 Manx shearwaters will now be taken into … Continue reading…