Tagged: sea birds

Penguins under threat from drowning in fishing nets - Guest Work

Guest Author Dec 02, 2017

By Ursula Ellenberg, La Trobe University.  Fishing nets pose a serious risk to the survival of penguin species, according to a new global review of the toll taken by “bycatch” from commercial fishing. Fourteen of the world’s 18 penguin species have been recorded as fishing bycatch. Among the species under threat are Tasmania’s little penguins and New … Read More

The Galápagos of the Southern Ocean – Part I: Bon Voyage - Journeys to the ice

Matthew Wood Feb 17, 2011

The Galápagos of the Southern Ocean is an adventure tourism cruise to the sub-Antarctic islands of New Zeland and Australia run by Christchurch-based Heritage Expeditions. The rich and diverse wildlife of the region is driven by high primary productivity at these latitudes due to upwelling along major ocean fronts. The human history of the … Read More