Erika lost at sea?
Erika was last recorded somewhere near the Falkland Islands. Alot of wandering albatrosses die at sea by getting caught in fishing lines and hooks in trawlers. One parent is not able to raise the chick on its own, but not knowing the other parent has died, the remaining parent will continue to feed the young chick. At fledging the chick is half the size it should be compared to the other big, dark, fully feathered, great looking chicks that are ready to go. Erik, tends to fly South which is safer than the destinations Erika has been flying towards that have less restrictive fishing regulations. Let's hope it's just the satellite tag that has fallen off, and Erika is okay.
Available since: Wed 26 May 2010
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