Shocking pink tubes help to save albatrosses

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France, Cros de Cagnes. Des pêcheurs jettent leurs filets à l’eau au large, 26 mars 2002. ©AFP Photos

Gaudy strips of pink fluorescent tubing are helping to save albatrosses from extinction. They frighten the birds away from baited hooks on fishing lines, which attract, snag and drown some 100,000 albatrosses and petrels a year.The New Scientist

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