Pacific Endangered Species: Black-footed Albatross
The black-footed albatross is a member of the short-tailed albatross that inhabits the North Pacific region. As the name suggests, the biggest feature is that the legs are black. Its wings are long and thin compared to its body, and even in stormy weather, the wings can be slightly folded to fly smartly and powerfully. The black-footed albatross is designated as a near-threatened species despite its large range. It is heavily influenced by humans.