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The male mate of Wisdom, a banded female Laysan albatross...

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Caption: The male mate of Wisdom, a banded female Laysan albatross thought to be at least 60 years old, takes a running start to leave their nest area after feeding their chick on March 20, 2011. He will fish at sea. The albatross colonies on Midway Atoll were impacted by the March 10 tsunami, but many adult albatrosses and chicks survived.
Scientific name: Phoebastria immutabilis
Location: Sand Island, Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge
Copyright: © 2011 Connie Toops
AGPix ID: AGPix_CoTo11_0675
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