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dc.contributor.authorFrankish, Caitlinen
dc.contributor.authorCunningham, Cen
dc.contributor.authorManica, Andreaen
dc.contributor.authorClay, TAen
dc.contributor.authorPrince, Sen
dc.contributor.authorPhillips, RAen
dc.date.accessioned2021-08-17T23:30:18Z
dc.date.available2021-08-17T23:30:18Z
dc.date.issued2021-09-01en
dc.identifier.issn0006-3207
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/326880
dc.description.abstractFisheries bycatch is a major threat to marine megafauna such as seabirds. Population monitoring has revealed low survival of juvenile seabirds over recent decades, potentially because naïve individuals are more susceptible to bycatch than adults. However, major gaps remain in our knowledge of behavior and interaction of juveniles with fisheries. Here, we tracked juvenile grey-headed albatrosses (Thalassarche chrysostoma) from South Georgia - the largest global population of this endangered species, and in rapid decline - to investigate their at-sea distribution and assess bycatch risk. Fledged juveniles dispersed to the northeast, overlapping with a bycatch hotspot for grey-headed albatrosses reported by the Japanese pelagic longline fleet in the southeast Atlantic Ocean. Given adult grey-headed albatrosses use regions less exposed to fishing activity (< 40°S), the majority of birds bycaught in this area are probably juveniles, and possibly immatures, from South Georgia, likely representing a key factor explaining the sustained population decline. Our study highlights the urgent need to uncover the ‘lost-years’ for marine megafauna to enable focused conservation efforts.
dc.publisherElsevier BV
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.titleTracking juveniles confirms fisheries-bycatch hotspot for an endangered albatrossen
dc.typeArticle
prism.publicationDate2021en
prism.publicationNameBiological Conservationen
prism.volume261en
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.74329
dcterms.dateAccepted2021-08-04en
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1016/j.biocon.2021.109288en
rioxxterms.versionAM
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserveden
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2021-09-01en
dc.contributor.orcidFrankish, Caitlin [0000-0002-4930-6153]
dc.contributor.orcidManica, Andrea [0000-0003-1895-450X]
dc.identifier.eissn1873-2917
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen
pubs.funder-project-idNERC (NE/L002507/1)
cam.orpheus.successMon Aug 23 07:30:24 BST 2021 - Embargo updated*
rioxxterms.freetoread.startdate2023-03-30


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