To understand where and which bird populations are most vulnerable to sudden flooding, the spatial extent of flooding from the 2011 Tohoku tsunami was detailed on the islands of Laysan and Midway Atoll
is an unorganized, unincorporated territory of the United States near the northwestern end of the Hawaiian archipelago.
is an uncontrolled airport with a single 7,800-foot runway and no instrument-approach procedure usable by the FA-18.
, true to its name, rests halfway between Japan and North America in the central Pacific Ocean.
Translocation has been used successfully to create new populations of many imperiled island birds, including Laysan ducks (Anas laysanensis) now thriving at Midway Atoll
National Wildlife Refuge.
At the US Navy base at Pearl Harbor, Commander Joe Rochefort and his team cracked the Japanese navy's coded messages about a planned assault on Midway Atoll
Diseased birds were found on 2 islands within Midway Atoll
at multiple wetlands; however, 1 wetland contributed most carcasses.
In covering such stories, David Shukman takes a balanced, even sceptical, view: some damage is obviously man-made--the ice packs in Greenland are black with the soot of distant industrial countries, and the beaches of Midway Atoll
, 3,200 kilometres from the nearest continent, are littered with disposable cigarette lighters--but argument rages over the exact cause of other changes, even though it's beyond dispute that they're happening: a lump of ice the size of Manhattan recently broke off the Ayles Ice Shelf, and the tiny Pacific nation of Tuvalu faces being obliterated by rising seas.
His series Midway: Message from the Gyre is a collection of photos of dead albatross chicks from the Midway Atoll
National Wildlife Refuge in the North Pacific Ocean.
The remains of an albatross chick lie on Midway Atoll
, a tiny stretch of sand that is one of the world's most remote marine sanctuaries.
Photographer Chris Jordan travelled to the tiny islands of the Midway Atoll
- 2,000 miles away from the nearest continent - to take the extraordinary pictures.
This photograph of an albatross chick was taken on Midway Atoll
by Chris Jordan.
Aircraft arriving at Sand Island Airport here on the Midway Atoll
are probably acutely aware of their surroundings (water) and the lack of certain amenities (like options).
All we know about the post-fledging behavior of translocated albatross chicks comes from a single source: the innovative experiments of Harvey Fisher, who worked with Laysan albatrosses on Midway Atoll
during the 1960s.
2001) and the Midway Atoll
in the Pacific (Nishida and Beardsley, 2002).