Shocking pink tubes help to save albatrosses

 作者:宓德劐     |      日期:2019-03-09 05:19:02
FLUORESCENT pink strips are helping to save albatrosses and petrels from extinction. Baited hooks on the long fishing lines used to catch tuna and swordfish snag and kill some 100,000 albatrosses and petrels worldwide a year. In a bid to reduce this toll, the UK charity Albatross Task Force tied pink strips to the fishing lines used by the long-line fishing fleets roaming South African waters throughout 2008. The idea was for the strips to frighten off the birds,