Albert Ross Jr.
A project of Albatross Conservation Collaborative.
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Species: Black-footed Albatross
Life Stage: Sub-Adult (Plumage 2)
Release Date: 2008-08-05 21:38:00
Release Location: Cordell Bank
Last Location: 2008-09-09 22:04:39
This bird is named Albert Ross Jr. because it just seems to fit. Albert Ross Sr. was tracked in the first year of the study (2005). Submitted by Phil and Jean Warren.
After 35 days of transmissions, Albert Ross Jr. stopped transmitting on September 9th. The transmitter sensor data indicated that the batteries were not exhausted at the time the transmissions ceased, suggesting one of two possibilities: the tag fell off when the adhesive tape wore off, or the bird died at sea. Because albatross are incidentally taken in pelagic longlines, fisheries bycatch is a plausible explanation.