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Family Diomedeidae

HAWAII

Phoebastria immutabilis

Midway Atoll

Albino, Sea Life Park, Oahu

 

Midway Atoll

Ka'ena Point NAR, Oahu

 

Ka'ena Point NAR, Oahu

 

Regurgitated squid beaks

 

Eating dead flyingfish

Flight

training

 

Pale morph, Midway Atoll

Dance - sky-pointing

 

Chick playing with regurgitated plastic

 

Dance - jaw clapping

 

Dance - honking

Dance - sky-pointing

 

Dead egg

 

Dead after collision with Casuarina tree

Late June -

many chicks die of starvation

 

 

 

Chick near dead egg

Flight practice

 

Confused Laysan dancing with Blackfoot

 

Parents with chick

Tired adult

 

Youngsters' dance practice

 

Dance - underarm check

Dance - jaw clap / sky-point

 

Dance - nuzzling

 

Dance - underarm check / honking

Dance - underarm check / honking

 

Dance - sky-pointing

Cooling off on a hot day

 

Eastern Island, Midway Atoll

Adult & two youngsters, Bulky Dump

Tired adult, Rusty Bucket

 

Harbor Sign

LAYSAN ALBATROSS or GOONEY BIRD    MOLI

Approximately 874,000 nest primarily on sandy dunes & flat ground in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands during winter & spring.  An increasing number of pairs also nest at Kilauea Point, Kaua'i & Ka'ena Point, Oahu.  Feeds upon squid & small fishes, fish eggs, & carrion in the North Pacific.  A vulnerable species due to mortalities caused by interactions with longline fishing gear & ingestion of marine debris.  Special measures are required of US vessels to reduce this threat.  A few nests now exist on the Japanese Bonin Islands & Mexican offshore islands.

State of Hawaii DLNR Factsheet