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Results indicate that about 57% of the ICCAT pelagic longline seabird bycatch was albatrosses.
Unfortunately, many albatrosses will die trying to grab an easy meal from the baited hooks meant for fish, such as tuna.
We are hoping to raise money from this year's stamps appeal to help towards the ATF's work in Uruguay in 2012, so with postal services expected to handle hundreds of millions of cards from now until Christmas, just a tiny proportion of these stamps could make a huge difference to many albatrosses next year.
By a stroke of luck, Laysan albatrosses are reclaiming part of their former range on the island of Kaua'i.
Between 1885 and 1903, an estimated five million short-tailed albatrosses were taken from Torishima, a major breeding colony.
Wandering albatrosses fly for thousands of miles across the ocean, usually gliding a few feet above sea level.
Pat's picture is especially telling, as albatrosses are now endangered due to the huge numbers dying on hooks of longline fishing boats.
On sets with catch per unit of effort (CPUE) greater than 0, three separate multiple regressions were performed: 1) for total seabirds, 2) for albatrosses, and 3) for petrels.
Around 100,000 albatrosses a year drown when taking bait from hooks suspended on longlines up to 130km long.
The British Antarctic Survey study is the first to show where grey-headed albatrosses go during the 18 months between breeding seasons.
Scientists in the late 1950s noted that, for a short interval after hatching, the species known as the little penguin (Eudyptula minor), have nostril tubes similar to those characteristic of modern albatrosses and their close kin, says David Penny, an evolutionary biologist at Massey University in Palmerston North, New Zealand.
As the title of her latest show, "White Elephant and Albatrosses," suggests, McBride's recent work concerns anachronism, or more specifically, the weightiness of the left over.