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Short-tailed Albatross Chick 2012

For the second time on record, a Short-tailed albatross chick has hatched outside of Japan. Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge welcomed the new chick on Jan. 12, 2012, within hours of a visit by Dr. Sylvia Earle and marine artist Wyland.

 

Photo Credit: Pete Leary USFWS

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Taken on January 13, 2012