Officials begin testing mystery goo as bird death toll rises

January 22, 2015 1:06 AM

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco Bay Area officials have begun laboratory tests and necropsies on dead seabirds found coated with a mysterious substance that looks and feels like dirty rubber cement.

About 200 dead birds have been found along the bay's shorelines, said Andrew Hughan, spokesman for the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.

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