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2006-03-06 11:32:40

A pack of 10 gooney bird chicks - still fuzzy and flightless - flew into Kauai Friday - on a chartered plane. Japanese researchers are set to raise the wild birds and thus get a leg up on saving their country's own endangered golden gooney.

2005-10-27 18:56:01

By Yereth Rosen ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) - With almost all of the world's remaining short-tailed albatrosses breeding on a steep slope of a Japanese volcanic island that is subject to eruptions, mudslides and erosion, an international team of scientists has a proposal to help the endangered birds -- lure them to a safer island.


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2006-08-09 14:50:23

The Black-footed Albatross, Phoebastria nigripes, is a large seabird from the North Pacific. It is one of three albatross that range in the northern hemisphere, nesting on isolated tropical islands. They nest colonially on isolated islands of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands and the Japanese islands of Torishima Island, Bonin, and Senkaku. Their range at sea varies during the seasons and they may feed from Alaska to California and Japan. Like all of the albatross family, the Black-footed...

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2006-08-09 14:45:55

The Short-tailed Albatross or Steller's Albatross, Phoebastria albatrus, is a large rare seabird from the North Pacific. They nest on the Japanese islands of Torishima and Minami-kojima. When at sea feeding they range across the North Pacific, particularly in the Bering Sea where the largest numbers are seen today, but also as far west as California. Although related to the other North Pacific albatrosses, it also displays behavioral and morphological* links to the albatrosses of the Southern...

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2006-08-09 14:42:02

The Waved Albatross, Phoebastria irrorata, is the only member of the Diomedeidae family located in the tropics. It breeds exclusively on Española Island in the Galapagos archipelago. During the non-breeding season, these birds reside primarily in the areas of the Ecuador and Peruvian coasts. The nests are built on areas of lava with boulders and sparse vegetation. The primary food sources of the Waved Albatross are fish, squid, and crustaceans. But they have also been observed to...

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