Publicado por: pongpesca | 2019/02/11

Whales and dolphins are getting stuck in fishing nets around the UK

A humpback whale's tail pictured with blue fishing line dragging behind it as the animal swims.“It has been widely reported that plastic bottles and straws are poisoning the world’s oceans, but the real threat to large marine mammals is more likely to be fishing nets.
Whales, dolphins, porpoises, seals, fish, turtles and sharks are all vulnerable to fishing gear, and they are getting into trouble up and down the British coastline.
When animals get unintentionally captured in a fishing haul, it’s called bycatch. Larger animals such as whales can also get lines or discarded nets wrapped around them, which is known as entanglement.”

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Fonte: Natural History Museum, 6 de fevereiro de 2019

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