The Quest to Save This Albatross

Treehugger’s Jaymi Heimbuch is blogging and writing from the Midway Atoll, which lies in the middle of the Pacific Ocean and is the nesting ground of millions of seabirds, including many endangered species.

A very intimate look at her assignment for Treehugger shows the Albatross up close and personal. Her personal diary can be seen here.

Also, a look at Midway Atoll can be seen here.

Heimbuch writes: “[The Midway Atoll] Once a military base, it has been slowly transformed by many dedicated people into a world heritage site. However, the atoll faces tough battles every day: invasive plant species that damage the habitat of albatross and burrowing petrels often killing them; deadly plastic pollution, much of which ends up in the stomachs of chicks; climate change that causes ever larger and more lethal storms.”

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Source: treehugger.com

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    Me : What is this adorable thing?!
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