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    • Lead hazards to fish, wildlife, and invertebrates: a synoptic reivew

    • Biologists (USFWS); Water; Fishes; Pollutants;
    • Lead (Pb) and its compounds have been known to man for about 7,000 years, and Pb poisoning has been recognized for at least 2,500 years. All credible evidence indicates that Pb is neither essential nor beneficial to living organisms, and that all...
    • Short-tailed Albatross chick survives major storm

    • Birds;
    • Gale force winds, rain, thunder, and lightning rocked Midway Atoll on Friday night, Feb. 11th, leading to moderate damage and loss of wildlife. Fortunately, no island residents or visitors were hurt and no major infrastructure was damaged. For at...
    • Short-tailed Albatross Male Showing the Egg

    • Birds; Marine birds; Endangered species; Islands; Wildlife refuges;
    • Proud parent short-tailed albatross showing its egg. If the pair's effort is successful, this would mark the first confirmed hatching of a short-tailed albatross outside of Japan in modern history! Establishing a new nesting colony is one of...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Short-tailed Albatross Pair-bonding Dance

    • Birds; Migratory birds; Endangered species; Islands; Wildlife refuges;
    • A pair of short-tailed albatrosses dance together on Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge. This pair later mated and hatched a chick in the 2010/2011 breeding season. As of 2010, the short-tailed albatross population is estimated to be 1,200...
    • 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...
    • 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.
    • Male Short-tailed Albatross and Chick

    • Birds; Migratory birds; Endangered species; Islands; Wildlife refuges;
    • A male short-tailed albatross protects his chick. As of 2010, the short-tailed albatross population is estimated to be 1,200 birds. Of these, the total number of breeding age birds is thought to be approximately 600 birds.

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