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Fewer dead, injured pelicans washing ashore


NORTH TOPSAIL BEACH, NC (WWAY) -- New developments in the investigation into dozens of pelicans that have washed up on North Topsail Beach.

Possumwood Acres Sanctuary volunteers say in the past week the number of birds found has drastically decreased. The volunteers have found several birds suffering from frost bite, which is a natural occurrence during winter.

As for injured pelicans, only one so far this year is causing a major concern.

Possumwood Acres says it is still waiting on the complete review from the University of Georgia, which is examining the numerous pelicans that washed up dead. Volunteers say so far fewer than ten percent of the birds have been examined.

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