A project of Albatross Conservation Collaborative in conjunction with the partners and sponsors detailed below.
|Name||Species||Life Stage||Release Date||Last Location||Days Transmitted|
|Cordell (57704)||Black-footed Albatross||class 2 plumage||2005-07-19||2005-08-27||39|
|Jasper (57705)||Black-footed Albatross||class 2 plumage||2005-07-19||2005-08-24||36|
|Lo'ihi (57706)||Black-footed Albatross||class 2 plumage||2005-07-19||2005-09-01||44|
|Vailulu'u (57707)||Black-footed Albatross||class 2 plumage||2005-07-19||2005-08-21||33|
|Viento (57708)||Black-footed Albatross||class 3 plumage||2005-07-19||2005-09-13||56|
|Logar (57709)||Black-footed Albatross||class 2 plumage||2005-07-19||2005-08-24||36|
|Zephyr (57710)||Black-footed Albatross||class 3 plumage||2005-07-20||2005-08-11||22|
|Taylor (57711)||Black-footed Albatross||class 2 plumage||2005-07-20||2005-08-27||38|
|Rio (57712)||Black-footed Albatross||class 3 plumage||2005-07-19||2005-09-05||48|
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The "Exploring Albatross Movements" program seeks to assess the conservation status of the Black-footed Albatross (Phoebastria nigripes), during the post-breeding dispersal period (July - October) in the North Pacific Ocean.
We tag albatross at-sea within the Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary, off central California, and use satellite tracking and remote sensing imagery to identify important foraging grounds and habitats defined by seafloor depth and water properties (e.g., sea surface temperature, ocean productivity).
Within this larger context, this study addresses four priorities:
(i) to characterize albatross use of the Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary (CBNMS), a famous "albatross hotspot" off central California
(ii) to provide needed information on albatross habitats and movements within the United States Exclusive Economic Zone (E.E.Z.)
(iii) to enhance the understanding of the foraging grounds and the movements of this threatened species across the North Pacific Ocean
(iv) to assess the overlap of post-breeding albatrosses with North Pacific pelagic longline fisheries operating within their foraging range
"Albatross - 2005" displays telemetry data collected using continuously operating transmitters. In addition to the 9 tags deployed in July 2005, you can view the tracks of 9 albatrosses tagged during the summer of 2004, through the following seaturtle.org archived projects links:
- continuous tags :www.seaturtle.org/tracking/index.shtml?project_id=38
- duty-cycled tags:www.seaturtle.org/tracking/index.shtml?project_id=37
"Exploring Albatross Movements" is a collaborative project involving the following non-profit organizations, academic institutions, and resource-management agencies: Oikonos, Duke University, Moss Landing Marine Laboratories, The Claremont Colleges, and the Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary.
NOAA's Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary is providing in-kind support to conduct the tagging cruises, and is collaborating in the outreach and education components of this project.
The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation is funding the first two seasons (2004 - 2005) of this multi-year project.