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LAYSAN ALBATROSS or GOONEY BIRD MOLI
|Approximately 874,000 nest primarily on sandy dunes & flat ground in the
Northwestern Hawaiian Islands
during winter & spring. An increasing number of pairs also
nest at Kilauea Point, Kaua'i & Ka'ena Point, Oahu. Feeds upon
squid & small fishes, fish eggs, & carrion in the North Pacific.
A vulnerable species due to
mortalities caused by interactions with longline fishing gear &
ingestion of marine debris.
Special measures are required of US vessels to reduce this threat.
A few nests
now exist on the Japanese Bonin Islands & Mexican offshore islands.
of Hawaii DLNR Factsheet