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Wisdom, a banded Laysan albatross thought to be at least...

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Caption: Wisdom, a banded Laysan albatross thought to be at least 60 years old, grooms her chick. The nest is marked by an orange tent peg at the left edge of the photo. Wisdom has just returned from fishing at sea on the evening of March 20, 2011. This is the first time she has been photographed at the nest since the March 10 tsunami.
Scientific name: Phoebastria immutabilis
Location: Sand Island, Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge
Copyright: © 2011 Connie Toops
AGPix ID: AGPix_CoTo11_0660
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USWFS biologist Pete Leary rescuing an overwashed Laysan albatross from harbor after March 10 tsunami
© 2011 Connie Toops
(Third of three images) A volunteer reaches to rescue a Laysan albatross chick washed from its nest by the March 10 tsunami and entangled in human-caused trash, including fishing net and ropes. The chick has a good chance of survival if its parents can find it when they return from feeding at sea.
© 2011 Connie Toops