Publicado por: pongpesca | 2019/05/22

Study finds key penguin indicators for local fish abundance

“Cape Town – “Understanding how African penguins forage to feed their chicks in their variable marine environment can help us identify conservation measures for these endangered populations.”
This was stated by Dr Kate Campbell, who led the research at UCT that studied an endangered African penguin colony during a rare three-year closure of commercial fisheries around Robben Island. Their findings were published today in the Journal of Applied Ecology.
“A three-year commercial fisheries closure around Robben Island created a unique opportunity to study how African penguins directly respond to natural changes in local abundance of their prey – anchovies and sardines,” she added.”

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Fonte: Independent Online, 21 de maio de 2019

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