Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Shark Clip in Wandering Albatross

Hi All

Alastair took some distressing photographs yesterday which were a poignant reminder of the ongoing plight of these magnificant birds. You can clearly see in the photographs the SharkClip which are used in long-line fisheries to attach the trace and hook to the longline.

However, the bird does look healthy and was feeding at the back of the Albatross Encounter vessel.

We will keep you updated if we see the same bird during the next few days.

1 comment:

Peregrine's Bird Blog said...

Well observed I hope it comes back and you can capture and remove it.