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Endangered Albatross Found Nesting In US

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An endangered species of albatross has been found nesting in US territory, Pacific Ocean atolls in the Hawaiian island chain.

The albatross was thought to be extinct a while ago, however recently it has been restricted to only two breeding sites, Torishima and the Senkaku islands in Japan, according to the American Bird Conservancy.

It has been said that the discovery of a nest on Kure Atoll and another in Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge "marks a potential turning point for the species."

The albatross was thought to have been wiped out in the 1940s due to feather hunting, however a few of them were found again in the 1950s.

The American Bird Conservancy is very excited about this new discovery because, "establishing another secure nesting site is one of the highest priorities for the species' recovery."

Exciting news!!

[Image via AP Images.]

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