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Wisdom survives tsunami waves, officials report

Yesterday, I posted about the tragic death of 110,000 birds on Midway Atoll as a result of the tsunami a few days ago. Among the many missing birds was Wisdom, which is widely considered America’s oldest free-flying bird. Fortunately, the US Fish & Wildlife Service announced last night that Wisdom has been spotted alive with […]

110,000 seabirds devastated by tsunami waves

By now you’ve already heard about the sheer destruction in Japan after the massive earthquake and tsunami. While most people knew the devastation to animals, including dogs, would be enormous, no one fully anticipated the impact tsunami waves would have on seabird refuges northwest of Hawaii. The Midway Atoll is currently home to about 70 […]