Albatross birds at Northwest Hawaiian Islands National Monument, Midway Atoll, Papahānaumokuākea es un sitio formado por un conjunto de isletas y atolones de escasa altura y el océano que los rodea. Situado a unos 250 km al noroeste del archipiélago principal de las islas Hawái, se extiende por una superficie de 1931 km. Para los hawaianos, este sitio tiene un significado cosmológico, ya que encarna el vínculo de parentesco entre los hombres y la naturaleza, cuna de la vida y tierra de…
Midway Atoll - Map showing the location of Midway Atoll in the Hawaiian island chain - Coral reef systems provide important habitats for seabird species, some endangered. For example, Midway Atoll in Hawaii supports nearly three million seabirds, including two-thirds (1.5 million) of the global population of Laysan albatross, and one-third of the global population of black-footed albatross. Each seabird species has specific sites on the atoll where they nest.
Photos of dead baby albatrosses by Chris Jordan from Midway Island. The nesting chicks are fed lethal quantities of plastic by their parents, who mistake the floating trash for food as they forage over the vast polluted Pacific Ocean. See more of his work here http://www.chrisjordan.com/gallery/midway/#. Donate to the Midway Project here http://www.midwayjourney.com/
Midway Island, Pacific Ocean. Attacked for the first time by the Japanese on December 7, 1941, and the Japanese force was successfully repulsed in the first American victory of the war. On June 4, 1942, the U.S. Navy exacted a devastating defeat of the Japanese Navy. Four Japanese fleet aircraft carriers, the Akagi, Kaga, Hiryu and Soryu, were sunk, along with the aircraft carrier USS Yorktown (CV-5). The Battle of Midway was the end of the Japanese Navy's control of the Pacific Ocean.