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    • Female Short-tailed Albatross Incubating Her Egg

    • Birds; Marine birds; Endangered species; Islands; Wildlife refuges;
    • US Fish and Wildlife Service staff have observed a pair of short-tailed albatross incubating an egg on Eastern Island, Midway Atoll NWR. The adult male was banded as a fledgling on Torishima Island, Japan in 1987. The female was banded as a...
    • Male Short-tailed albatross and chick

    • Birds; Migratory birds; Endangered species; Islands; Wildlife refuges;
    • This male Short-tailed Albatross checks on his chick that hatched recently on Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge. As of 2010, the short-tailed albatross population is estimated to be 1,200 birds. Of these, the total number of breeding age birds...
    • Patuxent Science Symposium, 75th Anniversary oral history transcript Part 4 of 4

    • Agriculture; Bird banding; Birds; Biologists (USFWS); Biography; Diseases; Employees (USFWS); Fishes; History; Migration; Migratory birds; Pesticides; Research; Science; Scientific personnel (USFWS); Surveying; Tagging; Waterfowl; Wildlife...
    • This is Part 4 of 4 transcripts from the Patuxent Science Symposium, 75th Anniversary of the Patuxent Science Center. It includes speakers who talk about their time at working at Patuxent and some of the work they did. This transcript includes the...
    • Female Short-tailed Albatross on Chick

    • Birds; Migratory birds; Endangered species; Islands; Wildlife refuges;
    • This is one of the first images of the female short-tailed albatross with her chick. The chick is the first to be hatched outside of Japan. As of 2010, the short-tailed albatross population is estimated to be 1,200 birds. Of these, the total number...
    • Female Short-tailed Albatross and Chick

    • Birds; Migratory birds; Endangered species; Islands; Wildlife refuges;
    • This is one of the first images of the female short-tailed albatross with her chick. The chick is the first to be hatched outside of Japan. As of 2010, the short-tailed albatross population is estimated to be 1,200 birds. Of these, the total number...
    • Birds of conservation concern 2008

    • Birds; Migratory birds; Species of concern;
    • This is a report that identifies migratory and non-migratory birds species that represent the highest conservation priorities to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
    • Male Short-tailed albatross incubating egg

    • Birds; Marine birds; Endangered species; Islands; Wildlife refuges;
    • This historic photo documents the first siting of a nesting short-tailed albatross (middle) at Midway Atoll national Wildlife Refuge. The two decoys on either side have been used (along with others and accompanying broadcasts of bird calls) on...
    • Male Short-tailed albatross and chick

    • Birds; Migratory birds; Endangered species; Islands; Wildlife refuges;
    • The proud male protects his chick which recently hatched on Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge.
    • Short-tailed Albatross on its Nest

    • Birds; Marine birds; Endangered species; Islands; Wildlife refuges;
    • The majestic short-tailed albatross, an endangered seabird, is the largest albatross in the North Pacific with a wing span of 7 to 7.5 feet and golden plumage on its heads and nape. Once thought to be the most abundant albatross species in the...
    • First Short-tailed Albatross Chick to Hatch Outside Japan

    • Birds; Migratory birds; Endangered species; Islands; Wildlife refuges;
    • The chick hatched during a major storm but the parent did an excellent job protecting it from the inclement weather. Establishing a new nesting colony is one of several important steps needed to continue the rare bird’s recovery because volcanic...
    • Short-tailed Albatross Nesting at Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge

    • Birds; Marine birds; Endangered species; Islands; Wildlife refuges;
    • Short-tailed albatross nesting (middle of image) for the first time at Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge. The two decoys on either side have been used (along with others and accompanying taped bird calls) on Eastern Island for several years to...
    • Short-tailed Albatross chick survives tsunami

    • Islands; Wildlife refuges; Wildlife impacts; Birds; Coastal environments; Marine birds; Weather impacts; Endangered species;
    • Short-tailed albatross chick on Eastern Island survives after a tsunami generated by a powerful earthquake off the coast of Japan struck the refuge at 11:36 PM on Thursday, March 10th and continued for the next few hours. On March 15, FWS released...
    • Short-tailed Albatross chick in washed over area on Eastern Island

    • Islands; Wildlife refuges; Wildlife impacts; Birds; Buildings, facilities and structures; Coastal environments; Marine birds; Weather impacts; Endangered species;
    • Short-tailed albatross chick in washed over area of Eastern Island near remote viewing camera. A tsunami generated by a powerful earthquake off the coast of Japan struck the refuge at 11:36 PM on Thursday, March 10th and continued for the next few...
    • Short-tailed Albatross chick displaced but survives

    • Islands; Wildlife refuges; Wildlife impacts; Birds; Coastal environments; Marine birds; Weather impacts; Endangered species;
    • Short-tailed albatross chick in washed over area of Eastern Island after a tsunami generated by a powerful earthquake off the coast of Japan struck the refuge at 11:36 PM on Thursday, March 10th and continued for the next few hours. On March 15,...

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