The Endangered Albatross

The Endangered Albatross

Human and natural behaviors are jeopardizing this seabird.

Grades

6 - 12+

Subjects

Biology

Program
NG Live

This video was filmed on September 13, 2011 as part of the National Geographic Live! Lecture series at National Geographic Society headquarters in Washington, D.C.


Introduction

Photographer Frans Lanting documents the plight of the albatross, one of the largest flying birds on Earth. Lanting has been hailed as one of the great nature photographers of our time. For more than two decades he has documented wildlife and the human relationship with nature in environments from the Amazon to Antarctica.

 Outline

  • About the albatross (start-1:39 min.)

  • A vulnerable bird (1:40-2:04 min.)

  • Threats to albatross: commercial fishing (2:05-2:45 min.)

  • Learning to fly in the northwest Hawaiian Islands (2:46-3:51 min.)

  • Studying albatross behavior (3:52-4:31 min.)

  • Hope for the future (4:32-5:23 min.)


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Last Updated

May 20, 2022

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