Wednesday, September 06, 2006

 

Day 20: What dragging looks like

In this photograph, one can see that the Japanese vessel that hauled in this catch off of Greenland caught much more than the redfish that it was targetting. Because dragging catches prey indiscriminately, corals, sponges, and other marine life are unintentionally destroyed and hauled up during a drag. The deep water sponges seen in this photograph take decades to centuries to grow to this size.

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