Seabird ‘cops’ spy on sneaky fishing vessels
Science | AAAS
Albatrosses with radar detectors find suspicious ships
Heather E Heying
Albatrosses wearing radar detectors are being used to detect vessels that are fishing illegally. "Albatrosses make good spies."
Dr Leonardo Guida
A little birdy told me you've been illegally fishing... Albatrosses wearing data loggers with built in radar detection help spot otherwise 'undetectable' ships.
Researchers have begun using small radars on albatrosses in efforts to find suspicious boats avoiding detection while illegally fishing on the open water -