Seal pup sparks East Yorks beach clean-up

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Published: Monday 30th March 2015 by The News Editor

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A stranded seal pup that was found tangled in a plastic fishing net has sparked a clean-up campaign in East Yorkshire.

The grey female was discovered on Withernsea Beach on Friday March 27 and was said to look exhausted.

The pup, which had both a fishing line and rope wrapped tightly around its neck, was taken to the Sealife Centre in Scarborough.

It will stay there until it has recovered sufficiently to be able to return to the wild.

On Sunday March 29 a mass clean-up, organised by local surf club East Coast Wave Riders, was undertaken. It was one of many schemes throughout the country aimed at sprucing up the appearance of the UK’s beaches.

And another beach clean took place at the nature reserve Spurn Point, 17 miles south of Withernsea.

Over 3,000 people volunteered to tidy 135 beaches nationwide last year, collecting rubbish weighing a combined total of over 35 tonnes.

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Published: Monday 30th March 2015 by The News Editor

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