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An Albatross's Flight from Extinction's Edge


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Dot Earth Blog, New York Times

 

Early this week I was sent an encouraging update from a conservation group on the status in the Hawaiian Islands of the short-tailed albatross, a remarkable ocean-roaming bird that once numbered in the millions but, devastated by the feather trade and other impacts, nearly vanished early in the 20th century.


Read more: http://mobile.nytimes.com/blogs/dotearth/2012/04/20/an-albatrosss-flight-from-extinctions-edge/

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