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How simple striped sheets could save seabirds

Every year, 400,000 seabirds worldwide are estimated to meet their end as a result of becoming unintentionally caught in gillnets while diving for food. Gillnets are panels of near-invisible underwater netting used in rivers and oceans by fishermen the world over. They are so-called because fish get entangled by their gills as they struggle to escape, trapping them in place. Passive and easy to set up and maintain, they are an incredibly cost-effective to catch fish. But unfortunately, fish are not the only ones to fall for the trick. A wide range of non-target species, or ‘bycatch’, also end up captured in the nets, including seabirds such as Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo , Humboldt Penguin Spheniscus humboldti and Velvet Scoter Melanitta fusca , the latter two of which are listed by BirdLife as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List. As they are unable to re-surface for a...

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