Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels

  • Children's books and fictional accounts on albatrosses and petrels

    . Elphinstone, Victoria: Waterhole Publications. 47 pp. ISBN 0-646-24-112-5. Pattison, Darcy & Harvill, Kitty 2012. Wisdom the Midway Albatross: Surviving the Japanese Tsunami and other Disasters for over 60 Years . Little Rock: Mims House. 28 pp. ISBN...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/resources/publications-on-acap-species/1086-childrens-books-on-albatrosses-and-petrels
  • Who is the world's oldest albatross? Wisdom is now catching up with the late Grandma! UPDATED

    On 3 January 2010 the world's oldest known Laysan Albatross Phoebetria immutabilis , a banded female named "Wisdom", was sighted for the first time this breeding season on Midway Atoll National Wildlife Reserve in the USA's North-western Hawaiian...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/news-archive/23-2010-news-archive/562-who-is-the-worlds-oldest-albatross-wisdom-is-now-catching-up-with-the-late-grandma
  • Wisdom catches up with Grandma! A 60-year-old Laysan Albatross rears its chick on Midway Atoll UPDATED

    "Wisdom" is the name given to a Laysan Albatross Phoebastria immutabilis banded as a breeding adult while it was incubating an egg on USA's Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge by Chandler Robbins of the Patuxent Wildlife Research Center in December...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/news-archive/24-2011-news-archive/929-wisdom-catches-up-with-grandma-a-60-year-old-laysan-albatross-rears-its-chick-on-midway-atoll
  • SECOND UPDATE: Hawaii's Laysan and Black-footed Albatrosses suffered heavy losses in last week's tsunami

    has survived, although once more it had to found (this time 35 m away) and carried back to its nest cup. It also seems that Wisdom, the 60-year female Laysan and her chick on Sand Island ( click here ) made it through the tsunami. On Laysan Island,...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/news-archive/24-2011-news-archive/933-stop-press-hawaiis-laysan-and-black-footed-albatrosses-have-likely-suffered-heavy-losses-in-last-weeks-tsunami
  • Tsunami death toll for Laysan and Black-footed Albatrosses on Midway Atoll increases to over a hundred thousand birds

    higher than that for Laysan Albatrosses. The Refuge has recently become known for its two "celebrity" albatrosses: 'Wisdom', perhaps the oldest confirmed wild bird in the world, and the Short-tailed Albatross chick on Midway's Eastern Island, which was...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/news-archive/24-2011-news-archive/941-tsunami-death-toll-for-laysan-and-black-footed-albatrosses-on-midway-atoll-increases-to-over-a-hundred-thousand-birds
  • More good news. Wisdom, Midway's 60-year-old Laysan Albatross survives the tsunami

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced on 21 March that "Wisdom" the 60-year-old Laysan Albatross Phoebastria immutabilis , has returned to feed its chick on Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, thus surviving the tsunami that has killed so...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/news-archive/24-2011-news-archive/944-more-good-news-wisdom-midways-60-year-old-laysan-albatross-survives-the-tsunami
  • **UPDATE** Pacific Seabird Group Conference in Hawaii in February 2012 calls for abstracts

    Albatrosses P. albatrus , shortly to fledge their chick ( click here ). Another famous albatross on Midway is the Laysan ‘ Wisdom ', now over 60 years old and whose latest chick was banded recently. "Refuge volunteers banded one chick- that of Wisdom,...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/news-archive/24-2011-news-archive/1004-opportunities-to-see-albatrosses-at-the-pacific-seabird-group-conference-in-hawaii-in-february-2012
  • Wisdom, the World's oldest known albatross, is back on Midway with a new egg - and joins the electronic age

    'Wisdom' (Red Z333), the now 61-year old female Laysan Albatross Phoebastria immutabilis , is back on the USA's Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge , incubating an egg in her normal location behind Bravo Barracks on Sand Island. She was sighted and...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/news-archive/24-2011-news-archive/803-wisdom-the-worlds-oldest-known-albatross-is-back-on-midway-with-a-new-egg-and-joins-the-electronic-age
  • The wise mōlī soars in the calm: more poetry in the service of albatross and petrel conservation

    language and celebrate the long life of a now 61-year old Laysan Albatross or Mōlī Phoebetria immutabilis , known as Wisdom. Kaha ka mōlī maliʻu i ka laʻi Holo mālie i ke ao hoʻomakua He makua paʻamua i ke one neʻineʻi I ō a i ʻaneʻi i ka moana nui The...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/news-archive/24-2011-news-archive/805-the-wise-ml-soars-in-the-calm-more-poetry-in-the-service-of-albatross-and-petrel-conservation
  • Artists for Conservation: Wisdom the 61-year-old Laysan Albatross gets her portrait painted for a forthcoming children's book

    Phoebastria immutabilis to illustrate a children's book to be published next February. The 32-page book, entitled Wisdom, the Midway Albatross: Surviving the Japanese Tsunami and Other Disasters for Over 60 Years , has been written by noted children's...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/news-archive/24-2011-news-archive/819-artists-for-conservation-wisdom-the-61-year-old-laysan-albatross-gets-her-portrait-painted-for-a-forthcoming-childrens-book
  • The Volvo Ocean Race and Wisdom the 61-year old Laysan Albatross get together to publicise pollution at sea

    swirling in our oceans and threatening sea-life across the globe". To support the campaign the Volvo Ocean Race has adopted Wisdom A. Laysan Albatross , the now-famous 61-year-old Laysan Albatross Phoebastria immutabilis currently breeding on the USA's...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/news-archive/24-2011-news-archive/828-the-volvo-ocean-race-and-wisdom-the-61-year-old-laysan-albatross-get-together-to-publicise-pollution-at-sea
  • UPDATED: Hope (and Wonder)! A second Short-tailed Albatross chick for Midway Atoll

    Midway in due time - as of course is hoped. Meanwhile the world's oldest known Laysan Albatross P. immutabilis , known as "Wisdom" and who is currently breeding once more on Midway's Sand Island, may, if it breeds successfully as it did last year (...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/news-archive/57-2012-news-archive/207-hope-and-wonder-a-second-short-tailed-albatross-chick-for-midway-atoll
  • Wisdom: the Midway Albatross: a review

    of sea-life and lives to be at least 60 years old, which means she is the oldest living bird we know of. She gets a name, Wisdom. But then a tsunami washes over Midway Island and the scientists don't know if she has survived or not. 110 000 chicks and...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/news-archive/57-2012-news-archive/176-wisdom-the-midway-albatross-a-review
  • Wisdom, Midway's 62-year old Laysan Albatross, is back and breeding once more!

    Wisdom, the now 62-year old Laysan Albatross Phoebastria immutabilis , is once more back on Sand Island in the Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge and has laid her latest egg, now being incubated by her partner. Following a query earlier this week...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/news-archive/57-2012-news-archive/1127-wisdom-midways-62-year-old-laysan-albatross-is-back-and-breeding-once-more
  • A South Atlantic Grey-headed Albatross banded by pioneer researcher Lance Tickell gets to see its second half century

    It is not only Wisdom (a Laysan Albatross Phoebastria immutabilis still breeding on Midway Atoll at the estimated age of 62) and the late Grandma (a Northern Royal Albatross Diomedea sanfordi who bred for many years at Taiaroa Head in New Zealand and...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/news-archive/60-2013-news-archive/1292-a-south-atlantic-grey-headed-albatross-banded-by-pioneer-researcher-lance-tickell-gets-to-see-its-second-half-century
  • More elderly albatrosses– this time from New Zealand

    individual albatrosses can live for many decades. Previous news items on this web site have highlighted two “60-plussers”, Wisdom the Laysan Albatross Phoebetria immutabilis (still with us) and the late Grandma, a Northern Royal Albatross Diomedea...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/news-archive/60-2013-news-archive/1296-more-elderly-albatrosses-this-time-from-new-zealand
  • Birds of a feather: differences in moult strategy among two Black-browed Albatross populations

    the black-browed albatross Thalassarche melanophris , nesting in contrasting environments. According to conventional wisdom, it is exceptional for albatrosses (Diomedeidae) to moult while breeding. Here we show that black-browed albatrosses breeding on...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/news-archive/60-2013-news-archive/1317-birds-of-a-feather-differences-in-moult-strategy-among-two-black-browed-albatross-populations
  • Wisdom, the sexaganerian Laysan Albatross and her mate are back incubating on Midway Atoll once more

    Wisdom the famous Laysan Albatross Phoebastria immutabilis of Midway Atoll in the North Pacific laid her latest egg on 29 November 2013 - exactly a year and one day since she laid her egg in 2012. Wisdom is thought to be the oldest banded wild bird in...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/news-archive/60-2013-news-archive/1589-wisdom-the-sexagenarian-laysan-albatross-and-her-mate-are-back-incubating-on-midway-atoll-once-more
  • Wisdom, 63-year-old Laysan Albatross, hatches her latest egg

    Wisdom the famous 63-year-old Laysan Albatross Phoebastria immutabilis of the Midway Atoll Wildlife Refuge has successfully hatched her egg on 4 February ( click here ). “As the world’s oldest known bird in the wild, Wisdom is an iconic symbol of...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/latest-news/1659-wisdom-63-year-old-laysan-albatross-hatches-her-latest-egg
  • Sixty-something Wisdom the Laysan Albatross returns to Midway for yet another breeding season

    Wisdom , the World’s oldest-known Laysan Albatross Phoebastria immutabilis , now considered to be at least 64 years old and first banded as an adult in 1956, was sighted preening her mate (band number G000) on Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge on...

    https://www.acap.aq/en/news/latest-news/1955-sixty-something-wisdom-the-laysan-albatross-returns-to-midway-for-yet-another-breeding-season

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