Thursday, September 3, 2009

Albatross News

My favorite albatross made the news this week. Researchers on King George Island apparently found Light-mantled Sooty Albatrosses breeding on a small offshore island on the Fildes Peninsula.

Researchers from Germany and the Czech Republic found at least two breeding pair and possibly 3 more unconfirmed nests. The nearest known breeding colony for Light-mantled Sooty Albatross is over 1500 km to the northeast on South Georgia Island. More here.

These photos were all taken on the western side of King George Island in December 2009.

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