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BLACK-FOOTED ALBATROSS KA'UPU
|Approximately 109,000 nest on sandy dunes of the Northwestern
Hawaiian Islands during winter & spring. Often sighted along
the coast of Northern California during summer. Feeds upon buoyant
Flyingfish eggs, small
fishes, squid, zooplankton,
and discarded bait in the North Pacific. A threatened species due to
mortalities caused by interactions with longline fishing gear &
ingestion of marine debris.
Special measures are taken by US vessels to reduce this threat. Some nests exist on Japanese offshore islands.
of Hawaii DLNR Factsheet