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2006-03-06 11:32:40

HONOLULU (AP) - 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. The birds, also known as Laysan albatross, will be held in quarantine for about three days, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The nests of nearly 500,000 gooney birds blanket the Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge about...

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. The relocation idea, part of a draft recovery plan released on Thursday by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, involves the use of decoys and recorded...


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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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