What is it about?

The non-reproductive period represents the time of highest risk for seabirds and is crucial for the breeding success in the next season. Characterizing dispersal movements during that period may contribute to the conservation of seabird species, as itcan provide information on foraging areas, their role in the food web, and overlap with human activities. This paper examinates the overlap between fisheries and magellanic penguins distribution during their winter migration.

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Why is it important?

The assessment of human activities in the ocean and understanding their interaction with seabirds is an important step in the development of adequate conservation plans for the creation and management of Marine Protected Areas (MPA) and/or the implementation of mitigation measures.


We believe that knowledge of important at sea areas are relevant for penguin conservation, in this sense, a more holistic understanding of the penguin-fishery interactions will be necessary for the management and conservation of the marine environment as well as for global sustainability.

Samanta Dodino
Centro Austral de Investigaciones Cientificas (CADIC-CONICET)

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This page is a summary of: Sex-specific spatial use of the winter foraging areas by Magellanic penguins and assessment of potential conflicts with fisheries during winter dispersal, PLoS ONE, August 2021, PLOS, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0256339.
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