Daily "Kill - o - Meter"
Current Moon Phase
This real-time image of the current moon phase also graphically depicts the kill of swordfish by longliners in the Atlantic Ocean. It is well known that longliners fish hardest during the period of the full moon and least at the "dark of the moon." The reason is that swordfish apparently feed most actively (and closer to the surface) during the brightest periods of the night. Their large eyes and an ability to warm both their eyes and brain give them an advantage over their cold-blooded and thus "slower" prey (squid and smaller fishes) during the night, particularly when the moon is brightest. Consequently, this image also shows when swordfish deaths due to longlines are highest and least.
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Interview of a Disgusted Longliner
Confessions of a Fed-up Longliner
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