The Laysan Albatross, Phoebastria immutabilis, is an uncommon and exciting sighting on pelagic trips from the U.S. Pacific coast. It is easily told from the darker more common, Black-footed Albatross, Phoebastria nigripes.
Click below for a view of a fledgling’s first flight
It’s main breeding area is in the Hawaiian Islands of Midway and Laysan, but has also breed on islands near Mexico and Japan.
See information on the Albatross facing extinction
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