Black-footed Albatross (Phoebastria nigripes)
Accidental bycatch in long-line fisheries and illegal drift net operations, particularly in the North Pacific, pose a substantial threat to the long-term survival of this species. Other threats to Black-footed Albatross populations include ingestion of floating plastic debris and pesticides from scavenged food, oil pollution, introduced predators in nesting grounds, and collision with man-made structures.
BirdLife International. 2006. Species Factsheet: Black-footed Albatross Phoebastria nigripes . Downloaded from (http: www.birdlife.org) on 9/6/2006.
Black-footed Albatross - Photo by John Brooks NOAA
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December 1, 2011