Publicado por: pongpesca | 2018/11/26

Filling in the gaps: Managing endangered species on the high seas

Leatherback turtle hatchlings crawling to the sea. “Information about how marine animals move through the oceans has become vitally important as efforts progress to create a global plan for securing sustainable fish stocks in the high seas. Researchers are integrating new technologies and applying new approaches to data sets to find answers.
A recent examination of the long-term Tagging Of Pelagic Predators (TOPP) data set has mapped the travel patterns of marine predators – select whale, turtle, tuna, shark, and seabird species – through their life cycles.
The study showed that many of these predators spend over half their time on the high seas, supporting the need for global strategies to protect and monitor the high seas. Vessel Identification systems paired with several emerging satellite technologies can help.”

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Fonte: Mogabay, 22 de novembro de 2018


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