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short-tailed albatross chick
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short-tailed albatross chick
The world's only known population of short-tailed albatross nests on a single island in Japan, making the species just one disaster away from extinction. Biologists have worked to help establish a second population at Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge in the Pacific Idlands. In 2011 a pair of short-tailed albatross succesfully fledged the first known outside of Japan. On Jan. 12, 2012 the same parents hatched a second chick, raising hopes that Midway Atoll may support a second population. Here the mother - a young bird who still has some immature coloration - broods the newly-hatched chick. Photo: Pete Leary, USFWS
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