Behaviour of seabirds around fishing trawlers in New Zealand subantarctic waters
|Title||Behaviour of seabirds around fishing trawlers in New Zealand subantarctic waters|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||1995|
|Type of Article||paper|
|Keywords||abundance, behaviour, fishing trawlers, seabirds, subantarctic|
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.