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Thu, 5th Jun 2014

Seabirds Chase Ships for Food

Gannet (c) Mmo iwdg

Gannets are using fishing boats as fast-food outlets, chasing them for miles over the ocean. Thomas Bodey explains to Chris Smith how GPS tracking on both the birds and ships shows that the gannets can tell trawlers from yachts. But there might be a downside to this kind of convenience cuisine.

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