Midway Albatrosses reveal survival challenges of the Pacific Ocean | Pacific Beat

Midway Albatrosses reveal survival challenges of the Pacific Ocean

Midway Albatrosses reveal survival challenges of the Pacific Ocean

Updated 7 March 2013, 18:33 AEDT

America's Midway Atoll is a National Wildlife Refuge where hundreds of thousands of seabirds arrive each year for their breeding season.

Among them are the Laysan Albatrosses that are the subject of one of the longest continuous surveys of tropical seabirds.

They have managed to establish a thriving colony on the atoll and one of them is estimated to be one of the oldest birds in the world.

John Klavitter works for the US Fish and Wildlife Service and is the Deputy Manager of the Refuge.

Steve Rice asked him why the Albatrosses favoured the atoll.

Presenter: Steve Rice

Speaker: John Klavitter Deputy Manager of Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, which is part of the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument

 

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