Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels

Mouse attacks on albatrosses and petrels on Gough Island: view the videos!

Ben Dilley (Percy FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology, DST/NRF Centre of Excellence, University of Cape Town, Rondebosch, South Africa) has filmed introduced House Mice Mus musculus attacking chicks of the Critically Endangered Tristan Albatross Diomedea dabbenena and Endangered Atlantic Petrel Pterodroma incerta on Gough Island in the South Atlantic.

Rob Ronconi holds a dying Tristan Albatross attacked on its rump by mice, photograph by Peter Ryan

View the video clips by clicking on the species’ names here:

Tristan Albatross

Atlantic Petrel

A picture truly tells a thousand words.

John Cooper, ACAP Information Officer, 14 November 2015