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Attaching LED lights to fishing nets could stop tens of thousands of endangered dolphins and sea turtles being caught without scaring off the fish

Adding lights to commercial fishing nets can reduce the number of endangered species, including sea turtles and dolphins, that get caught in them. Just as hazard lights warn humans of danger, scientists found adding floating LED lights to the nets alerted many endangered species of the net's presence - meaning a reduction of more than 70 per cent in the number caught. Researchers at the University of Exeter and Peruvian NGO ProDelphinus believe they may have found a simple solution to end the thousands of animals that are unintentionally caught by net fisheries as 'bycatch'.  Read more.....

 

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