Publicado por: pongpesca | 2019/01/25

Cruise ships protecting seabirds

“Bright lights on cruise ships pose a risk to seabirds flying at night in the Hauraki Gulf, so the Department of Conservation is working with the international cruise industry to help keep the birds safe.
DOC Principal Science Advisor Graeme Taylor says the bright lights attract the seabirds.
“They can be momentarily blinded causing them to fly into a cruise ship and end up lying stunned on the deck.”
DOC is working with the NZ Cruise Ship Association and Cruise Lines International Association to reduce the amount of light from cruise ships and advise crews on what to do when dazzled birds land on their ships.
“Bright lights on cruise ships is an issue in the Hauraki Gulf because we have a high number of seabird species that fly at night,” says Graeme Taylor.”

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Fonte: SunLive, 24 de janeiro de 2019

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