Monday, March 21, 2011

"New" Albatross Specie

Is a shame we´re destroying the World before knowing all its species and wonders. Recently a rare specie of albatross has been certified as a completely different specie, the debate was if it was related to another specie found in the Southern Ocean but that controversy was put aside with a DNA test. I introduce to you the Amsterdam Albatross.
Photograph by Jean-Yves Georges for National Geographic.

This specie spends most of its live in the Amsterdam Island, a volcanic isle located in the Indian Ocean. (coordinates: 37°49′33″ | 77°33′17″E).


Sadly, only about 170 birds remain. They differ from other albatross species by being slighty smaller, slightly browner plumage and laying eggs at a different time of the year. The bird is endangered due to the introduction of domestic animals and also the birds are getting tangled up with fishing lines and die.
http://anax123.blogspot.com/

39 comments:

  1. Aw, poor Albatross! I hope the new attention doesn't lead to anything bad.

    ReplyDelete
  2. If there's one thing I learned from the Rime of the Ancient Mariner, it's that you don't mess with albatross. Hopefully now that they have been identified, they can be helped.

    ReplyDelete
  3. sucks their so little left. i always thought the albatross was a beautiful bird. i love their enormous wings especially.

    ReplyDelete
  4. beautiful bird.

    the fact that there are only 170 left makes me sad. :(

    thanks for posting.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Yeah alot of these birds are dying out :/

    ReplyDelete
  6. That is so sad!! It is such a pretty bird. I can't believe there is only 170 left.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Such a beautiful bird. But when I hear the word "albatros", Monty Python pops into my mind with the "Albatros Sketch". Brilliant if you want to check it out! so random...

    ReplyDelete
  8. Albatrosses are awesome. They'd better not go extinct D:

    ReplyDelete
  9. One of the greatest birds ever!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Oh man, that's so sad

    ReplyDelete
  11. They should just stop fishing in the area so the poor birds dont get stuck in the nets. Also take some of them to Zoo so atleast this specie is safe.

    ReplyDelete
  12. We are so destructive to mother nature and I think she is starting to get annoyed, what benefit are we at all.

    ReplyDelete
  13. People should help this nice birds. It is sad that there are only so few left!

    ReplyDelete
  14. That's sad that they're dying out. I hope something will be done for them.

    ReplyDelete
  15. why do ppl only care for animals that are near extinction?
    sad story

    ReplyDelete
  16. I wonder how many animals we extict before we could even know them.

    ReplyDelete
  17. It's tough to just learn about something and then have it snatched away from us.

    ReplyDelete
  18. I am curious what do they taste like'

    I wanna taste a fried Albatross before they extinct!

    ReplyDelete
  19. Sad thing it is a new species and already endangered

    ReplyDelete
  20. Tangled up in fishing lines, terrible way to go.

    ReplyDelete
  21. lol assange you are cruel :D

    ReplyDelete
  22. Sucks to be an albatross :/

    ReplyDelete
  23. Only 170, wow scary.

    Supported.
    bigunicorn.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  24. Albatrosses are cool!

    ReplyDelete
  25. i also wanna taste one before they extinct

    ReplyDelete
  26. It always makes me sad when we lose an animal to extinction.

    ReplyDelete
  27. It's a shame in this day and age we discover endangered species. I mean, think about it, there used to be a time where most of the species we discovered were not in danger of extinction.

    ReplyDelete
  28. so sad : ( and this is happening with so many species out there, what has the humanity done?

    ReplyDelete
  29. Nice to meet you Mr. Albatross!

    ReplyDelete
  30. We must rise up and save the albatross

    ReplyDelete