Are you excited for World Turtle Day? From tiny, cute baby turtles to massive 1,500 pound leatherbacks, these fascinating animals can be found in almost every ecosystem around the world. Carrying their shells, they’re at home wherever they roam. Human intervention has threatened some turtle species, so please make sure you don’t disturb or distract them, especially nesting sea turtles. Photo of green sea turtles at Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge by Daniel W. Clark, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Late at night on February 16, fifteen black-footed albatross chicks made
a special landing at Honolulu International Airport. These former residents of
Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge and Battle of Midway National Memorial were
flown from the remote atoll and then transported from the airport to their new
home at James Campbell National Wildlife Refuge, on the north shore of Oʻahu.
small, fluffy chicks are part of a pioneering effort to establish a new
albatross colony in the main Hawaiian Islands. Black-footed albatross nest only
on low-lying islands and are at risk of losing their nesting habitat due to
rising sea-levels and increasing storm surges…