Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Albatross Flock!

We spotted a flock of Black-footed Albatross (Phoebastria nigripes) at the outermost station of the Yakutat line this morning. They are currently listed as endangered under the IUNC. Albatrosses are commonly seen in the Gulf of Alaska and along the Aleutian Islands during the summer months. Albatrosses are thought to be the reincarnated souls of sailors lost at sea in some cultures who watch over ships, so we had our own flock of guardian angels watching over us.  Photo by Jennifer Questel

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