University of Barcelona

How to avoid seabird bycatch in the Mediterranean

Night setting; bird scaring lines; weighted branchlines that sink rapidly; covering fish offal and bait on board so it doesn't attract seabirds to the boats; deck lights kept at the minimum level, and discards ...

dateMar 11, 2015 in Ecology
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New data about marsh harrier distribution in Europe

The use of ringing recoveries —a conventional method used to study bird migration— in combination with more modern techniques such as species distribution modelling and stable isotope analysis helps to ...

dateOct 17, 2014 in Ecology
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On the trail of Mongolian steppe lakes

To catalogue more than 12,000 lakes and lagoons in Mongolia's steppe, to identify new Entomostraca species and to develop strategies to diagnose the state of lakes in the Iberian Peninsula and Europe are ...

dateMay 05, 2014 in Ecology
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Longline fishing endangers sea turtles

When a marine turtle is incidentally by-caught by a longliner, fishermen try to cut the line —without hauling it on board— and release the turtle into the sea. However, a research published in the journal ...

dateNov 26, 2013 in Ecology
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