Fishing vessels have big ecological footprint: Powerful seabird magnets -Science Daily


This is interesting new research that has ramifications for us. Anyone who has been out on a commercial vessel knows this seems true, now the research backs it.

Source:
University of Exeter
Summary:
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. Scientists discovered that northern gannets change their behaviour 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

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