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.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Albatross Have Big Feet

Barb's foot alongside bones from an albatross foot
Yes, albatross do have big feet.  For comparison, my foot is a size 8.  What size shoe do you think a Laysan Albatross would wear?

albatross footprints
live albatross feet
See what albatross feet can do in this half-minute movie--

Albatross Feet Underwater from Barb Mayer on Vimeo.


Mrs P said...


I am loving your new albatross curriculum ideas. So many new ways I can use this stuff!

Barb said...

GREAT!...just gotta help people make personal connections to the wildlife waaaaaaay out here in this far-away place!