Laysan AlbatrossPhoebastria immutabilis
Facts About Laysan Albatross
- Laysans are surface feeders and feed primarily at night. They feed on anything that floats on the surface of the water; squid, fish, crustaceans and flying fish eggs. Unfortunately, this inludes marine debris as well; with an estimated 5 tons of plastic being accidently fed to chicks each year.
- Life Span
- 12-40 years
- Length: 79-81 cm (31.6-32.4 in); wingspan: 195-203 cm (6.4-6.7 ft)
Page Photo Credits Sandra Hall/USFWS
Last Updated: Sep 11, 2013