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Last Updated: Tuesday July 03 2007 14:33 GMT

Sea life 'needs more protection'

Puffins

Not enough is being done to protect the sea creatures which live off the coast of the UK, a wildlife charity says.

The RSPB charity looks out for birds and the places that they live in and it wants the government to do more.

Many endangered animals are protected by law, but at the moment there are only three specially protected areas for marine creatures in the country.

The RSPB wants to make sure that the 18 threatened species of sea creatures living off our coastline don't die out.

The threatened seabirds include puffins, gannets and guillemots. The charity also thinks it is just as important to look after the animals that live below the water, as the animals that live above land.

Amazing

It has placed cameras beneath the sea in Cornwall to film the amazing creatures we cannot see above land.

The government is talking about changing the law.

The RSPB thinks that this is a good chance for the new prime minister - Gordon Brown - to prove that he really cares about the environment.






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