Albatrosses of Macquarie Island

 

Many species of albatross are facing a decline due to illegal and unregulated longline fishing. The Wandering Albatross is one of the most vulnerable due to it's wide foraging range which takes it further north into the fishing grounds than other species. Populations of Wandering Albatross are declining at an estimated 1% per year, exposing them to probable extinction within the century if nothing is done to protect them. These photos are of the four species that breed on Macquarie Island.

 

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Albatrosses of Macquarie Island

Lusitania Bay, Macquarie Island. The massive king Penguin colony at Lusitania Bay on Macquarie Island, home to some 2 million+ pairs of birds.

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