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Albatross Colony Under Threat from Unlikely Predator

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A remote atoll within the Papah?naumoku?kea Marine National Monument is home to an extraordinary collection of seabirds. More than 3 million converging on a tiny space: some 1500 acres. It’s the only nesting ground for two seabird species that face an imminent threat from an unlikely source: invasive house mice that attack and kill nesting Black-footed albatross and Laysan albatross.

Papah?naumoku?kea Superintendent Matt Brown sat down with The Conversation's Chris Vandercook to discuss the importance of protecting these seabirds on Midway Atoll.

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