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Googly-eyed device could help save seabirds

One above-water deterrent deployed within the Küdema Bay © Andres Kalamees

Scientists have created an unusual floating-scarecrow device which could help reduce the amount of vulnerable seabirds from being caught by fishing nets.

The group of scientists, include Birdlife International and the RSPB’s Centre for Conservation Science, worked with marine engineers from Fishtek Marine and the Baltic Sea Conservation Foundation to develop the device. Thanks to funding…