Publicado por: pongpesca | 2011/01/25

Monk Seal and Hump-Backed Dolphin Are Threatened by Fishing Activities Off Coast of Mauritania

“Catalan researchers have studied the marine trophic network in Mauritania, on the north west coast of Africa, which is an extremely heavily exploited fishing area, as well as being home to two of the world’s most threatened species of marine mammal – the monk seal and the Atlantic hump-backed dolphin. The results of the study show that industrial and traditional fishing activities along the coast are putting these mammals and local marine ecosystems at great danger.”

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Fonte: Science Daily – 25 de Janeiro de 2011

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