COSEWIC Status Reports
COSEWIC Assessment and Status Report on the Short-tailed Albatross (Phoebastria albatrus) in Canada (2013)
The Short-tailed Albatross is the largest North Pacific seabird and, like all albatrosses, is adapted for long-distance oceanic travel. The species was hunted for its feathers and came close to extinction in the 1940s as a result, but is now recovering because of careful management by Japanese biologists. Before the feather harvest, Short-tailed Albatrosses were common off the coasts of the eastern Pacific, but are now rare non-breeding visitors (immatures or adults not actively breeding) primarily to continental shelf areas off British Columbia (1-10 birds, mostly juveniles, observed each year since 1995).
- HTML version of "COSEWIC assessment and status report on the Short-tailed Albatross Phoebastria albatrus in Canada"
- "COSEWIC assessment and status report on the Short-tailed Albatross Phoebastria albatrus in Canada" (2014-10-15) (PDF format, 2,156.45 KB)
c/o Canadian Wildlife Service
- No links available.
- Date modified: