satellite view from PMNM E komo mai; welcome! Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge is surrounded by a lei of foam in the middle of the North Pacific; it's a beautiful, special place.
Not only are there albatross on Midway, but many other interesting kinds of wildlife, both on the land and in the sea. Please enjoy exploring FOAM, an educational blog actively done while on Midway from May through August 2010. Posts are added from off-Midway, as information becomes available. If you're interested in a particular topic, please use the search box or the alphabetical list of "labels" along the left side of the blog page.
Perhaps it would be interesting for our blog readers to see a picture of Clarissa's and my chick, taken on the same day as Auntie Moana's chick picture. Notice that our chick is darker -- of course, because it's a BLACK-footed Albatross. But it's also closer to fledging; see that there is less down on the chest than Auntie's chick. Generally speaking, most of the Black-footed Albatross (BFAL) chicks will have fledged and left Midway before the Laysan Albatross (LAAL) chicks.
I would say our chick is quite a handsome fellow, too.
Blog Authors: Barb Mayer, with Uncle Ulua, Kahiko Ladu, Auntie Moana Laal and Edward Bfal
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