Download e-book for kindle: The Albatross and the Fish: Linked Lives in the Open Seas by Robin W. Doughty

By Robin W. Doughty

Breeding on distant ocean islands and spending a lot of its existence foraging for foodstuff throughout giant stretches of probably empty seas, the albatross is still a legend for many humans. And but, people are threatening the albatross relatives to such an volume that it's at the moment the main threatened chook team on the earth. during this greatly researched, hugely readable e-book, Robin W. Doughty and Virginia Carmichael inform the tale of a possibly catastrophic extinction that has been interrupted through an not likely alliance of governments, conservation teams, and fishermen.

Doughty and Carmichael authoritatively determine that the albatross's destiny is associated with the destiny of 2 of the highest-value desk fish, Bluefin Tuna and Patagonian Toothfish, that are threatened by means of unregulated advertisement harvesting. The authors let us know that advertisement fishing thoughts are every year killing tens of millions of albatrosses. And the authors clarify how the breeding biology of albatrosses makes them not able to fill up their numbers on the cost they're being depleted. Doughty and Carmichael set the albatross's destiny within the better context of threats dealing with the sea commons, starting from commercial overfishing to our behavior of dumping chemical substances, good waste, and plastic trash into the open seas. in addition they spotlight the efforts of committed members, environmental teams, fishery administration our bodies, and governments who're operating for seabird and fish conservation and reveal that those efforts may end up in sustainable ideas for the enduring seabirds and the complete ocean ecosystem.

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