Wednesday, 2 December 2015

A sixty four year old albatross is about to lay yet another egg

The World's oldest known tagged seabird is a Laysan Albatross named Wisdom. She is at least 64
years old and was tagged in 1956.

And this year she is back at her nest site at the Midway Atoll National Wildlife refuge and preparing to lay yet another egg. She has already raised around 37 chicks over the years.

It takes both parents about six months to rear a single chick.

During her lifetime she has flown over six million miles over the Southern Oceans.

The biggest threat to most Albatrosses is pollution in the form of plastic waste. Most species
are endangered.

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