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Tangled and drowned: new study links penguin declines with fishing activity

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An Endangered Yellow-eyed Penguin found dead in the net of a fishing trawler © Ministry of Fisheries, New Zealand Every year, an estimated 400,000 seabirds worldwide are killed after getting unintentionally snared in gillnets while diving for food. A new review highlights that even penguins – the master swimmers of the avian world – aren’t safe from their clutches, and pinpoints where the threat is most acute.1SrnSs6cl5E

 

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