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How Not to Kill an Albatross: By Making One Simple Change, Fishermen Can Save These Endangered Seabirds

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How Not to Kill an Albatross: By Making One Simple Change, Fishermen Can Save These Endangered Seabirds

Source: Hakai Magazine/Ashley Braun - November 13, 2017

On April 11, 2011, a seabird drowned in fishing gear off the coast of Oregon. While this happens quite often, the death of this particular more…

Engineers Discover Key to Albatross’ Long Distance Flight

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Engineers Discover Key to Albatross’ Long Distance Flight

Source: Phys.org/Massachusetts Institute of Technology - October 13, 2017

The albatross is one of the most efficient travelers in the animal world. One species, the wandering albatross, can fly nearly 500 miles in a more…

Tasmanian Shy Albatross Introduced to Artificial Nests as an Attempt to Boost Populations

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Tasmanian Shy Albatross Introduced to Artificial Nests as an Attempt to Boost Populations

Source: The Guardian/Naaman Zhou - October 12, 2017

The Tasmanian shy albatross has embraced the idea of settling down in an artificial, specially constructed nest, according to scientists who are trying to boost the more…

Extreme Ocean Warming Could Further Endanger Albatross Species

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Extreme Ocean Warming Could Further Endanger Albatross Species

Source: Phys.org/Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution - June 1, 2017

As Earth warms due to human-caused climate change, extreme climatic events like heat waves, droughts, and spikes in ocean temperatures have increased and are projected more…

Scientists Use Satellite Images to Count Albatrosses From Space

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Scientists Use Satellite Images to Count Albatrosses From Space

Source: BBC News/Jonathan Amos - May 5, 2017

Scientists have started counting individual birds from space.
They are using the highest-resolution satellite images available to gauge the numbers of Northern Royal albatrosses.

This more…

Revolutionary Monitoring Device Reveals Albatross Hunting Patterns

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Revolutionary Monitoring Device Reveals Albatross Hunting Patterns

Source: Independent/Ian Johnston - September 9, 2016

Albatrosses fish for squid by spending hours paddling around in circles to stir up bioluminescent organisms on the surface of the sea, a revolutionary new tag that more…

Cheap Device Can Cut Albatross Deaths by Ninety Percent

Source: ScienceDaily/Wiley - May 8, 2014

The sight of seabirds following trawlers in order to feast from discarded fish is a common maritime sight, but each year many thousands of seabirds more…

Can One Inspiring Bird Save an Entire Species?

Source: CNN/Zaina Adamu - March 19, 2014

Excerpts: According to a study, "Facing Extinction: The World's Rarest Birds and the Race to Save Them," around 100,000 albatrosses are killed by longline fishing each more…