Did you ever think about the subject how ship traffic influence seabirds?
How ecosystems are affected by ships? We don't consider now how river and terrestrial areas are influenced by pollution. Increasing activities by humans mean that governments have to plan spatial schemes for conservation of certain species living at sea.
Ship traffic is increasing and that affect live of seabirds. People doesn't understand that they influence the way birds live at sea. Lack of understanding can cost many lives of rare species.
There have to be a plan for preserving biodiversity, some rules have to be applied. Human's nature is to think only for himself. Organizations are using aerial surveys and create disturbance experiments to gather data how this will affect live of the seabirds in conditions close to those created by passing ship traffic. Some things like losing habitat, flight reactions.
For example test showed that these birds were trying to avoid places with high shipping intensity. But other birds like sea duck differed a lot. Flush distance was positively connected to flock size.
A lot of seabirds were examined, the duration of temporary habitat loss was longest for Common Scoters.
It is discovered that habituation in sea ducks within areas of channeled traffic is common problem. Although, it is under question if habituation to free-ranging vessels is likely to occur, for a reason of their unpredictable nature. It is recommended that spatial planning must aim to channel ship traffic wherever possible to avoid further habitat fragmentation and to allow for habituation, at least in some species. Data gathered from the study on the effects of shipping on other seabird species and during different periods of the year must be done, together with data on the effects of various types of boats, including recreational and fishing vessels.