Saturday, May 12, 2012 12:10:08 PM
The Bird protect partners In France,Ireland,Portugal,Spain and the UK,are deploying unprecedented actions to protect the marine environment, through the project ..future of the Atlantic marine environment,Interreg programme 2010-2012. Amongst other,they have been tagging seabirds with mini-cameras,which record wonderful.Seabirds experts from those countries share their knowledge and their survey methodologies,for a better understanding of seabirds distribution at sea,and their interactions with human activities. In France there deployed several telemetric devices on a colony of Northern Gannet,In "Rouzic",the heart of the "National Reserve "Sept Iles". This work was performed In close collaboration with the Bird protect from France.
GLS,GPS,time depth recorders,are real concentrates of technology,and provide Increasingly accurate Information about birds location and behavior. Their permitted to rely to many questions nobody could answer before such as where the birds foraging areas and wintering areas are. As a complementary action,several adults from the N-Gannets colony where tagged In 2011 with a mini-camera to discover the extraordinary Images they gathered.
The Images will allow Improving the knowledge about the fishing behavior of the Gannets,for example know If they fish In group or s Isolated birds or what their Interactions with f fishing boats are. This promising first experience Is going to be repeated during the 2012 breeding period,final year of this project.... we learn a lot by this project and hope to find a way of surviving the birds and fish Industry