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Black-Footed Albatross

Monterey Bay Pelagic trip

 

The Black-footed Albatross is considered endangered by the IUCN,[1] because it is taken incidentally by longline fishing. All of its nesting sites in the U.S. are protected, along with a 50 nmi (93 km) buffer zone around these islands. Within this buffer zone longline fishing is outlawed (Wiki).

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Taken on August 30, 2009