Project Reports and Literature

This page includes population updates, project updates, public reports and peer-review publications.
For Status Reports, Status Assessments and Action Plans...please go to "Albatross Conservation Status"

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From WWF on Kamchatka Albatross Bycatch


Melvin, E. F., K. S. Dietrich, S. Fitzgerald, and T. Cardoso. 2010. Reducing seabird strikes with trawl cables in the pollock catcher-processor fleet in the eastern Bering Sea. Polar Biology DOI 10.1007/s00300-010-0873-1.


Seabird bycatch in Alaska's demersal longline fisheries. Dietrich, K. S., E. Melvin, and J. K. Parrish. 2009. Understanding and addressing seabird bycatch in Alaska demersal longline fisheries. Biological Conservation 142:2642-2656.

For PDF please select this link, or contact author directly, kdiet[at]

1.1 For updates on black-footed albatross and Laysan albatross colony counts in NW Hawaiian Islands, please contact Elizabeth_Flint[at] or Maura_Naughton[at]

1.2 Update on Short-tailed tracking studies.
R.Suryan, K. Ozaki, T. Deguchi, G. Balogh, J. Jacobs and P. Sievert (presented by K. Ozaki)


Update on status of Black-footed and Short-tailed Albatrosses in Canada

Lindsay Young - Laysan Albatross, Hawaii
Female-female pairing in Laysan Albatross

Veran and Lebreton 2008

Effects of Avian Pox virus on Laysan Albatross

Data related to Albatross for NPAWG members


1.1 Update on Short-tailed, Black-footed, and Laysan Albatross satellite telemetry studies
R. Suryan, G. Balogh, P. Sievert, K. Fischer, F. Sato, K. Ozaki (presented by Karen Fischer)

1.2. NOAA Seabird Project Update (presented by Kim Rivera)

1.3. A new demographic monitoring program, designed to provide annual estimates of adult survival and reproductive success, was initiated by USFWS at Midway Atoll and French Frigate Shoals in 2005/2006. Monitoring was expanded to Laysan Island and Kauai in 2006/2007. A brief summary of the program and efforts during the first field season are presented in Handout:

1.4 Brief update on population counts / trends from Hawaii and adult survival (presented by Maura Naughton)

1.5. Results for Short-tailed Albatross colony establishment in Bonin Islands. Update on Laysan albatross chick translocations to Kauai (presented by Judy Jacobs)

Veran et al. J. Appl. Ecol 2007


Contributed reprints:
Jean-Dominique Lebreton - Albatross management
Elements on the population dynamics of BFAL