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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.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Goofy Gooney "Hair Cuts"

Albatross are sometimes called Goonies, or Gooney Birds.  What a silly-sounding name!  Perhaps they have that funny name because they sometimes make a funny landing, or perhaps it's because their faces look funny.

At this time of year, when the albatross are losing their down and getting their regular feathers, they really look funny.  It looks as if they have silly hair cuts.  Which one do you think is the funniest?!  (If you like these pictures, definitely visit the FOAM post entitled "Goofy Gooney Hair Cuts -- Hana Hou!")




















 





6 comments:

Anonymous said...

The third one down on the left reminds me of my big sister! ty in key west

Barb said...

It took all my willpower to push the "publish this comment" instead of the "reject this comment" button!

Akira said...

When I was in 4th grade we dissected a bolus. It was really gross. There was squid beak, fishing net, sand and string.


Alex

Barb said...

Hi Akira/Alex -- Thanks for being honest and saying the bolus dissection was gross. I really wish (sometimes!) that this blog had a way of giving people an idea of smells...somebody has to invent a "scratch and sniff" button for blogs!

googlie eyes said...

Yo wat up dudes!!! dis is goog!!! yyo!!!!

Barb said...

I can see I need to do a Goofy Gooney Hair Cuts -- encore! Coming soon, to a blog near you.......