Posts tagged black-footed albatross
Of Mice and Midway and A Few Other Things

There’s no denying the albatross at Midway, noted as the largest albatross colony in the world. By "largest," we mean somewhere in the neighborhood of a million-and-a-half albatross hanging out on roughly a couple thousand acres.

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A Little More About Black-footed Albatross

Black-footed albatross have a wingspan in excess of seven feet. Measuring from wingtip to wingtip, that’s about as wide as the NBA’s Yao Ming is tall. Let that sink in. Many of Black-footed albatross’ other feats of nature mirror those of Laysan albatross, but the two species do have their differences. Most noticeable, besides their color, is their walk.

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