• Laysan Albatrosses Survived the Feather Trade, Industrial Fishing, and Plastics. What's Next?

    3 years ago - By All About Birds

    The following article has been excerpted from Facing Into the Wind: The Complicated Fate of the Laysan Alabatross , which first appeared in the Summer 2014 issue of Living Bird , our member magazine.
    Looking ahead at the 21st century, unfortunately it looks like sea-level rise is going to drown the Laysan Albatross's current colonies, and land-use wrangles and predation are going to take down the colonies of the future. So where exactly is the hope for Laysan Albatrosses? Because there is reason for hope-and it resides in three unlikely sounding stories: feather hunting, fishing bycatch...
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