Laysan Island Albatross Nest Counts till HY 2011 Black-footed Albatross
Monitoring Effort Update-HY2014 Tern Island: Loss of nesting seabirds and infrastructure on Tern Island due to extreme weather event in December 2012. Field station still closed for the foreseeable future. Laysan Island: Nest count and demographic plots not conducted due to medical evacuation of crew from the island in October 2012. Field camp still closed due to budget constraints until the foreseeable future. Midway Atoll: Full nest count conducted and demographic plots monitored in HY 2014.
Verbesina encelioides eradication projects at Kure Atoll and Midway Atoll funded by NFWF, ABC, Friends of Midway, USFWS, and DOFAW, State of Hawaii yielding spectacular Results. No Control Verbesina Control
Photo: Pete Leary Eastern Island 2014 – Verbesina on the run
Short-tailed Albatross chick hatched January 2014 – Eastern Island Midway
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