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Scientists Use GPS To Study The Impact Fishing Vessels Have On Seabirds
2014-06-03 03:32:03

University of Exeter Fishing vessels have a far bigger ecological footprint than previously thought, according to research which tracked the movement and behavior of seabirds using GPS devices. A team of scientists led by the University of Exeter discovered that northern gannets change their behavior in response to the presence of large vessels such as trawlers, suggesting each boat can significantly influence the distribution and foraging patterns of these and other marine predators....

2013-03-14 17:51:12

Species of seabirds could successfully return to their natural foraging habits following changes to European fisheries policies, scientists have suggested. The European Parliament recently voted to scrap the controversial discards policy, which has seen fishermen throwing thousands of edible fish and fish waste back into the sea because they have exceeded their quotas. Scientists at Plymouth University believe this could have a negative impact on some seabirds, which have become used to...

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2010-03-22 08:53:22

A proposed EU ban on throwing unwanted fish overboard from commercial boats could put one of the North Sea's most successful sea birds at risk, say researchers at the University of Leeds. New research led by Dr Keith Hamer will assess the extent to which gannets rely on unwanted fish and offal thrown from fishing boats to successfully breed and raise their chicks. "The North Sea has undergone massive environmental changes over the last twenty years, which has put pressure on nearly all sea...

2008-06-28 09:02:09

By Jenny Haworth PROTECTION areas for puffins and other treasured seabirds could be extended out to sea under new plans. Special Protection Areas stop at the coastline, but under new Scottish Government plans 31 of the sites would extend up to two and a half miles out to sea to protect birds on the water, as well as on the land. Seabirds such as puffins, gannets and guillemots use the water for feeding, preening and display during breeding. The sites that might be extended include...


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2008-11-25 21:30:15

The masked Booby (Sula dactylatra), is a large seabird of the gannet family, Sulidae. This is a bird of tropical waters and breeds on islands in all tropical oceans except the eastern Atlantic. This is a fairly sedentary bird that winters at sea and is rarely seen far from its breeding grounds. Some Caribbean birds wander north to warm southern Gulf Stream waters off the eastern seaboard of the United States. It is the largest booby, attaining 32 to 36 inches in length with a 60 inch...

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