Fish waste link to bird deaths

FISH waste left on beaches by recreational fishers could harm shore-nesting birds by attracting native crows that eat the birds' eggs, a University of NSW study conducted on Stockton Beach has revealed. Researchers found the activity of Australian ravens was 17 times higher near nests that had fish carcasses nearby, than near nests without carcasses. The study also revealed that foxes were not the culprits in loss of eggs from nests, as is often assumed. Read the full story on the Newcastle Herald website.

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