DELWP confirm officers investigating cause of mass shearwater deaths in Port Fairy on Sunday

By Jessica Greenan
Updated May 2 2022 - 6:41am, first published 6:18am
TESTING: DELWP is investigating the cause of death after a large number of juvenile shearwater bodies were found near Port Fairy's Griffiths Island on the weekend.

Authorities have collected samples for testing while Moyne Shire Council is investigating potential lighting factors after more than 50 shearwaters were found dead in Port Fairy on Sunday.



Jessica Greenan


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