Wisdom, the 64-year old Laysan Albatross lays an egg on Midway and goes back to sea

Wisdom, a female Laysan Albatross Phoebastria immutabilis who is at least 64 years old (click here) laid her latest egg on 28 November on USA’s Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge.

Her mate since at least 2012 (“Mr Goo”, named after his colour-band combination of G000) is currently taking the first long incubation shift (of up to month) while Wisdom is out to sea foraging.


Wisdom and Mr Goo last month before laying their latest egg, photograph by Kiah Walker

Photographs and video by Daniel Clark and Kiah Walker, US Fish & Wildlife Service.

John Cooper, ACAP Information Officer, 04 December 2015

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