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They had us at hatch

By Hob Osterlund From first hatch to last fledge, the birds of Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s “TrossCam” were a huge hit. In fewer than six months, the live-streaming cam got 1.2 million hits by people from 185 countries… Read More
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Randy and Townie: A tale of two albatross

By Hob Osterlund, Safina Center Fellow All mated Laysan albatross spend several solo months at sea every year, from July to November. Then, from all over their range, they feel a pull as strong as the earth’s own… Read More
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Of Mice and Mōlī

By Hob Osterlund, Safina Center Fellow During the annual albatross count at Midway Atoll in December of 2015, volunteers reported seeing nesting albatross with bloody heads and necks. The wounds left biologists scratching their own heads. “We started… Read More
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