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Fishing vessels have big ecological footprint: Powerful seabird magnets

Fishing vessels have big ecological footprint: Powerful seabird magnets

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 […]