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Behaviour of seabirds around fishing trawlers in New Zealand subantarctic waters

TitleBehaviour of seabirds around fishing trawlers in New Zealand subantarctic waters
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1995
AuthorsPetyt, C
JournalNotornis
Volume42
Issue2
Pagination99-115
Type of Articlepaper
Keywordsabundance, behaviour, fishing trawlers, seabirds, subantarctic
Abstract

Observations of birds were made while working on fishing trawlers intermittently for a total of almost a year in New Zealand subantarctic waters. Large numbers of several species of albatrosses and petrels are attracted to trawlers to scavenge and their numbers vary throughout the year. Species not attracted are seen less commonly. Scavenging behaviour around trawlers is discussed. There seems to have been an increase in scavenging by certain species in the last 30 years.

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