Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels

Female-female pairing in Laysan Albatrosses: a radio interview with Lindsay Young

Listen to a radio interview with ACAP News Correspondent, Lindsay Young of Pacific Rim Conservation on female-female pairing in Near Threatened Laysan Albatrosses Phoebastria immutabilis in Hawaii (click here).

Laysan Albatrosses on Midway Atoll.  Photograph by Jacob Gonzalez-Solis

Click here to read of Lindsay’s latest research on same-sex pairing in albatrosses.

A female-female pair of Short-tailed Albatrosses P. albatrus has been laying infertile eggs on Kure Atoll in recent years (click here).

Reference:

Young, L.C. & VanderWerf, E.A. 2013.  Adaptive value of same-sex pairing in Laysan albatross.  Proceedings of the Royal Society Biological Sciences  doi:10.1098/rspb.2013.2473.

John Cooper, ACAP Information Officer, 6 January 2014

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