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At-sea distribution of waved albatrosses and the Gala pagos Marine Reserve
 

Summary: At-sea distribution of waved albatrosses and the
Gala´ pagos Marine Reserve
David J. Andersona,
*, Kathryn P. Huyvaerta,b
, Dana R. Wooda
,
Cynthia L. Gillikina
, Barrie J. Frostc
, Henrik Mouritsenc,1
a
Department of Biology, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC 27109-7325, USA
b
Department of Biology, University of Missouri-St. Louis, St. Louis MO, 63121-4499, USA
c
Department of Psychology, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada K7L 3N6
Received 15 February 2002; received in revised form 20 June 2002; accepted 14 July 2002
Abstract
Albatross populations worldwide are threatened by incidental takes in longline fishery operations. The recent establishment of
the Gala´ pagos Marine Reserve (GMR) is relevant to the longline bycatch issue, as it prohibits industrial longlining in the vicinity of
the major nesting site of waved albatrosses (Phoebastria irrorata). However, the legality of the fishing protections is being chal-

  

Source: Anderson, David J. - Department of Biology, Wake Forest University

 

Collections: Environmental Sciences and Ecology