Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels

Northern Pacific Albatrosses visit Alaskan waters

Three species of ACAP-listed albatrosses breed in the North Pacific: Black-footed Phoebastria nigripes, Laysan P. immutabilis and Short-tailed P. albatrus.

A useful information source on these three (and other seabird) species may be found in the Alaska Seabird Information Series (ASIS) produced by the US Fish & Wildlife Service's Migratory Bird Management based in Anchorage, Alaska.

The species' accounts map at-sea distributions in Alaskan waters and give succinct summaries under the heads Life History and Distribution, Population Estimates and Trends, Conservation Concerns and Actions, and Recommended Management Actions.

Two potential ACAP species, the Sooty Puffinus griseus and Short-tailed P. tenuirostris Shearwaters, are also covered by ASIS.

John Cooper, ACAP Information Officer, 8 April 2011