|two adult Laysan Albatross,|
Worldwide, most of the Black-footed Albatross (BFAL) and Laysan Albatross (LAAL) live in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. That's 95% of the global population of BFALs and even more, 99%, for the LAALs. Therefore, it's important to keep track of how well albatross are doing in the NW Hawaiian Islands.
Before we really get into this season, let's take a look back at how well the albatross chicks did last year. Specifically, let's look at how well they survived the heavy winter storms and the March Japan tsunami; the following numbers are provided by Dr. Lindsay Young, Wildlife Biologist with Pacific Rim Conservation.