Laysan


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Lay•san

(ˈlaɪ sɑn)

n.
an islet of Hawaii, in the Leeward Islands.
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For example, the Laysan species of albatross has many same-sex female pairs who nest and raise chicks together.
At the far northwestern reaches of the Hawaiian Island chain, protected as part of the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument, Laysan Island and the three islands of Midway Atoll have a combined area of about 2,300 acres and a mean elevation of less than 11.
Land areas also provide a home for four species of bird found nowhere else in the world, including the world's most endangered duck, the Laysan duck.
From this transformation of the albatross from a heavy to a heroic image, the author vaults into her own deepening relationship with the Laysan albatross called a moli in Hawaiian, first triggered when her grandmother's cousin and anthropologist silently appeared to her in a dream.
Through a multi-year program to relocate a nesting colony of Laysan albatross (Phoebastria immutabilis), protected under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, and implementation of a Dark Sky Initiative to prevent fallout of the nocturnally fledging Newell's shearwater (Puffinus auricularis newelli), protected under the Endangered Species Act, PMRF has successfully and creatively solved two conservation challenges with no impact to its mission capabilities.
Sea birds trapped by gillnets include the Laysan albatross (Diomedea immortabilis) Fulmarus (Fulmarus glacialis) Shear water (Pufinus griseus) and Tufted Puffins (Launda cirrhata).
The Laysan duck (Anas laysanensis) is the only native species to date ever granted eligibility under this provision.
Laysan Albatrosses are reported to consume larger amounts of plastic, more frequently, than any other seabird.
Mortality in Laysan ducks (Anas laysanensis) by emaciation complicated by Echinuria uncinata on Laysan Island, Hawaii, 1993.
According to Mashable, images of the five remote islands, Tern Island and East Island at French Frigate Shoals, Laysan Island, Lisianski Island, and Pearl and Hermes Atoll, cover 20 miles located within the Hawaiian Islands National Wildlife Refuge.
The Laysan Albatross, Black-footed Albatross, and the Short-tailed Albatross can be found on the island.
I'd never given the plight of the Laysan albatross a moment's thought.