Recovery Plan Ad Hoc Report results

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Plan Title Plan Stage Plan Lead Region (FWS) Plan Lead Office (FWS) Species Common Name Species Scientific Name Action Priority Action Number Action Description Action Status Estimated Initiation Date Estimated Completion Date Action Lead Agencies Responsible Parties Work Types Labor Types Comments Implementation Activity Number Implementation Activity Description Implementation Activity Status Implementation Activity Estimated Initiation Date Implementation Activity Estimated Completion Date Implementation Activity Labor Types Implementation Activity Work Types Implementation Activity Responsible Parties Implementation Activity Comments Implementation Activity Species
Short-Tailed Albatross (Phoebastria albatrus) Final Recovery Plan F 7 Anchorage Fish and Wildlife Field Office (907) 271-2888 Short-tailed albatross Phoebastria (=Diomedea) albatrus 1 1.1 Continue annual monitoring of Tsubamezaki and Hatsune-zaki on Torishima (active pairs, eggs, fledglings) Ongoing Current FY 2008 Others Toho University, Yamishina Institute for Ornithology Management: Population Monitoring Species Expert Conducted annually by Japanese researchers
Short-Tailed Albatross (Phoebastria albatrus) Final Recovery Plan F 7 Anchorage Fish and Wildlife Field Office (907) 271-2888 Short-tailed albatross Phoebastria (=Diomedea) albatrus 1 1.3 Conduct decoy & sound system maintenance at Mukojima colony Ongoing Current FY 2008 Others Yamishina Institute for Ornithology Management: Population Monitoring Labor type not yet selected Annually by YIO
Short-Tailed Albatross (Phoebastria albatrus) Final Recovery Plan F 7 Anchorage Fish and Wildlife Field Office (907) 271-2888 Short-tailed albatross Phoebastria (=Diomedea) albatrus 1 2 Monitor Senkaku population Ongoing Current FY 2012 Others U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Management: Population Monitoring Labor type not yet selected Initiated effort with collaborator at BLM to monitor Senkaku nesting birds with satellite imagery. No cost at this time. Prepared proposal for funding and submitted in 2013, but was not funded. Will keep trying.
Short-Tailed Albatross (Phoebastria albatrus) Final Recovery Plan F 7 Anchorage Fish and Wildlife Field Office (907) 271-2888 Short-tailed albatross Phoebastria (=Diomedea) albatrus 1 3.1.1 Conduct Torishima telemetry work; breeders during breeding season Ongoing Not Current FY 2009 Others Oregon State University, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Yamishina Institute for Ornithology Research: Habitat Requirements Species Expert Original research questions have been addressed, and no additional work currently planned; however, there is interest in conducting follow-up work to determine whether 2010 earthquake/ tsunami/ Fukojima incident have altered STAL movement & foraging patterns.
Short-Tailed Albatross (Phoebastria albatrus) Final Recovery Plan F 7 Anchorage Fish and Wildlife Field Office (907) 271-2888 Short-tailed albatross Phoebastria (=Diomedea) albatrus 1 4.1 Conduct feasibility study of other potential colony re-establishment sites Complete FY 2007 FY 2008 Others Institute for Boninology, Toho University, Yamishina Institute for Ornithology Management: Reintroduction Labor type not yet selected During 2005 and 2006, researchers from the Yamashina Institute for Ornithology, Japan’s Ministry of Environment and the Institute for Boninology studied a number of historical STAL nesting islands to choose the best site for the translocation. Mukojima was selected because it had appropriate topography and was already in protected ownership. This island was much studied to determine if there would be impacts to native flora and invertebrate fauna prior to the project.
Short-Tailed Albatross (Phoebastria albatrus) Final Recovery Plan F 7 Anchorage Fish and Wildlife Field Office (907) 271-2888 Short-tailed albatross Phoebastria (=Diomedea) albatrus 1 4.2 Prepare selected new translocation colony site (including arranging access, governmental permits, local outreach, building construction) Complete FY 2007 FY 2007 Others Institute for Boninology, Toho University, Yamishina Institute for Ornithology Management: Reintroduction Species Expert Outreach included meetings with local fishermen to ensure protection of the area immediately surrounding Mukojima
Short-Tailed Albatross (Phoebastria albatrus) Final Recovery Plan F 7 Anchorage Fish and Wildlife Field Office (907) 271-2888 Short-tailed albatross Phoebastria (=Diomedea) albatrus 1 4.3 Conduct passive attraction of birds to Mukojima using decoys and recorded colony sounds following annual translocation effort Ongoing Current FY 2008 Others Institute for Boninology, Toho University, Yamishina Institute for Ornithology Management: Reintroduction Species Expert Sound system and decoys will be maintained and used on an ongoing basis to attract new and returning STAL to Mukojima colony site.
Short-Tailed Albatross (Phoebastria albatrus) Final Recovery Plan F 7 Anchorage Fish and Wildlife Field Office (907) 271-2888 Short-tailed albatross Phoebastria (=Diomedea) albatrus 1 4.4 Conduct surrogate species translocation study (best age for translocation, hand rearing at colony site devoid of adults) Complete FY 2007 FY 2007 Others U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Yamishina Institute for Ornithology Management: Reintroduction Labor type not yet selected Pilot work conducted with LAAL in 2006,and BFAL in 2007.
Short-Tailed Albatross (Phoebastria albatrus) Final Recovery Plan F 7 Anchorage Fish and Wildlife Field Office (907) 271-2888 Short-tailed albatross Phoebastria (=Diomedea) albatrus 1 4.5.1 Translocation of post-guard chicks from Torishima to new protected island colony site Complete FY 2008 FY 2012 Others U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Institute for Boninology, Toho University, Yamishina Institute for Ornithology Management: Reintroduction Labor type not yet selected Five translocations of STAL chicks from Torishima to Mukojima have been completed, as follows: Year #Chicks # Chicks Moved Fledged 2008 10 10 2009 15 15 2010 15 15 2011 15 15 2012 15 14 For a total of 69 STAL chicks fledged from Mukojima
Short-Tailed Albatross (Phoebastria albatrus) Final Recovery Plan F 7 Anchorage Fish and Wildlife Field Office (907) 271-2888 Short-tailed albatross Phoebastria (=Diomedea) albatrus 1 4.6 Monitor and maintain Mukojima site Ongoing Current FY 2008 Others Institute for Boninology, Toho University, Yamishina Institute for Ornithology Management: Reintroduction Labor type not yet selected START Rank #4 out of 41. It is essential to continue this priority 1 task annually, until breeding colony is well-established on Mukojima.
Short-Tailed Albatross (Phoebastria albatrus) Final Recovery Plan F 7 Anchorage Fish and Wildlife Field Office (907) 271-2888 Short-tailed albatross Phoebastria (=Diomedea) albatrus 2 1.2.2 Torishima erosion control; maintain existing gabions above at Tsubamezaki colony and remove sediment from central drainage through Tsubamezaki slope Ongoing Current FY 2000 - FY 2004 Others Others, Yamishina Institute for Ornithology Management: Habitat Maintenance and Manipulation Species Expert Conducted periodically by Japanese partners
Short-Tailed Albatross (Phoebastria albatrus) Final Recovery Plan F 7 Anchorage Fish and Wildlife Field Office (907) 271-2888 Short-tailed albatross Phoebastria (=Diomedea) albatrus 2 3.1.2 Conduct Torishima telemetry work; fledglings, sub-adults, post-breeders Ongoing Not Current FY 2000 - FY 2004 Others Oregon State University, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, University of Massachusetts, Yamishina Institute for Ornithology Research: Habitat Requirements Contract Original research questions have been addressed, and no additional work currently planned; however, there is interest in conducting follow-up work to determine whether 2010 earthquake/ tsunami/ Fukojima incident have altered STAL movement & foraging patterns.
Short-Tailed Albatross (Phoebastria albatrus) Final Recovery Plan F 7 Anchorage Fish and Wildlife Field Office (907) 271-2888 Short-tailed albatross Phoebastria (=Diomedea) albatrus 2 3.1.3 Conduct telemetry work on Mukojima fledglings and Toroshima fledglings Partially Complete FY 2008 FY 2014 Others Oregon State University, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, University of Massachusetts, Yamishina Institute for Ornithology Management: Monitor and Estimate Bycatch, Management: International Cooperation, Management: Identify/Protect Foraging, Breeding and Mig Habitats Contract Transmitter deployment began with the first STAL translocation in May 2008, and has continued through May 2012. Each year, satellite transmitters were attached to half of the fledglings from each site. Although no additional transmitter deployment is anticipated, data collection will continue as long as the transmitters last, up to three years for fledglings with harness attachment (see Action 3.3.1).OSU CESU agreement includes analyzing data from translocation studies to evaluate translocated verses naturally reared STAL. While the data collection part of this action is complete, the analyses and publishing part is not.
Short-Tailed Albatross (Phoebastria albatrus) Final Recovery Plan F 7 Anchorage Fish and Wildlife Field Office (907) 271-2888 Short-tailed albatross Phoebastria (=Diomedea) albatrus 2 3.2.1 Conduct at-sea telemetry on birds captured in the Aleutian islands soon after the breeding season Complete FY 2008 FY 2008 Others Oregon State University, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Research: Habitat Requirements Labor type not yet selected Total cost was $300,000
Short-Tailed Albatross (Phoebastria albatrus) Final Recovery Plan F 7 Anchorage Fish and Wildlife Field Office (907) 271-2888 Short-tailed albatross Phoebastria (=Diomedea) albatrus 2 3.2.2 Conduct research on albatross hotspots at sea for risk assessment. Partially Complete FY 2009 Others Oregon State University, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Research: Habitat Requirements Labor type not yet selected Efforts currently underway to collect, summarize and publish findings.
Short-Tailed Albatross (Phoebastria albatrus) Final Recovery Plan F 7 Anchorage Fish and Wildlife Field Office (907) 271-2888 Short-tailed albatross Phoebastria (=Diomedea) albatrus 2 3.3.1 Conduct PTT attachment evaluation (harness types, glue, tape) Complete FY 2008 FY 2008 Others Oregon State University, Yamishina Institute for Ornithology Management: Reduce Bycatch, Management: Population Monitoring Species Expert, Contract From 2009-2012, harnesses have been deployed on two fledglings from Torishima (and two from Mukojima (4 in each year from 2009-2012 for a total of 16 harnessed birds. These tags can send signals for up to 3 years, as compared with a maximum of 6 months for the tesa tape attachment, which is applied to all other Torishima and Mukojima tagged fledglings.Double (inner and outer) teflon ribbon is used.No differences in survival between harness-attached vs. tape-attached tagged fledglings has been noted. Transmission from harnessed birds sometimes sporadic, when feathers cover solar panel (does not occur with tape attachment).
Short-Tailed Albatross (Phoebastria albatrus) Final Recovery Plan F 7 Anchorage Fish and Wildlife Field Office (907) 271-2888 Short-tailed albatross Phoebastria (=Diomedea) albatrus 2 3.3.2 Evaluate/deploy archival tags (involves recapture) Not Started Others Oregon State University, Yamishina Institute for Ornithology Research: Habitat Requirements Labor type not yet selected
Short-Tailed Albatross (Phoebastria albatrus) Final Recovery Plan F 7 Anchorage Fish and Wildlife Field Office (907) 271-2888 Short-tailed albatross Phoebastria (=Diomedea) albatrus 2 3.5 Determine at-sea distribution; get assistance from an NGO to organize international data collection from ships of opportunity Ongoing Current FY 2008 Others Oregon State University, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Management: International Cooperation, Management: Identify/Protect Foraging, Breeding and Mig Habitats Species Expert Emphasis is no longer on NGO participation.Two databases exist: the North Pacific Pelagic Seabird database (NPPSD), maintained by USGS, and the incidental sighting database, maintained by the Anchorage Field Office of USFWS. The NPPSD records only survey data, not incidental sightings. As of 2012, the Recovery Team Leader is working with Dr. Watanuki of Hokkaido University to incorporate survey data from Japanese fishing and research vessels into the NPPSD.
Short-Tailed Albatross (Phoebastria albatrus) Final Recovery Plan F 7 Anchorage Fish and Wildlife Field Office (907) 271-2888 Short-tailed albatross Phoebastria (=Diomedea) albatrus 2 4.5.2 Translocation of fledglings from Tsubame-zaki to Hatsune-zaki colony on Torishima Obsolete Others To be determined Management: Reintroduction Labor type not yet selected In the mid-1990s, long before the inter-island translocation project researchers from YIO were attempting to passively attract breeding STAL to more stable ground on Torishima (via decoys and playback of recorded sounds) The new colony, Hatsune-zaki, attracted only a single pair for a number of years, but began to grow in the mid-2000s and as of 2012 has ___pairs breeding at the new site.
Short-Tailed Albatross (Phoebastria albatrus) Final Recovery Plan F 7 Anchorage Fish and Wildlife Field Office (907) 271-2888 Short-tailed albatross Phoebastria (=Diomedea) albatrus 2 5.1 Conduct fisheries related bycatch reduction research; integrated weight line research Complete FY 2008 FY 2008 Others Washington Sea Grant Program Research: Bycatch Reduction Labor type not yet selected Dietrich et al (2008) compared seabird bycatch using integrated weight (IW) lines alone and in combination with paired streamer lines (PS) in Alaskan fisheries. W lines reduced the distance astern that birds have access to sinking baits by near half. . IW+PS performed best, sinking gear within the protection area of of streamer lines, eliminating surface forager (e.g., albatross) catch completely and reducing diving bird (e.g. shearwater) catch by 97%, relative to the control. Unweighted line (UW) +PS, and IW alone performed similarly ,reducing surface forager catch rates by 98% and 91%, respectively, and shearwater rates by 87% and 80%, respectively. Authors conclude that IW longlines and paired streamer lines deployed together constitute the best management practice for seabird conservation in demersal longline fisheries using autoline systems.
Short-Tailed Albatross (Phoebastria albatrus) Final Recovery Plan F 7 Anchorage Fish and Wildlife Field Office (907) 271-2888 Short-tailed albatross Phoebastria (=Diomedea) albatrus 2 5.2 Conduct fisheries related bycatch reduction research; trawl gear interaction rate study Complete Prior to FY 1995 FY 2008 Others National Marine Fisheries Service , Washington Sea Grant Program Research: Bycatch Reduction Labor type not yet selected This task was combined with # 5.3 (see below)
Short-Tailed Albatross (Phoebastria albatrus) Final Recovery Plan F 7 Anchorage Fish and Wildlife Field Office (907) 271-2888 Short-tailed albatross Phoebastria (=Diomedea) albatrus 2 5.3 Conduct fisheries related bycatch reduction research; trawl gear interaction minimization study Complete FY 2000 - FY 2004 Others National Marine Fisheries Service , Washington Sea Grant Program Research: Bycatch Reduction Labor type not yet selected Melvin et al (2010) compared the rate of heavy seabird strikes by third-wire cables and warps, using three mitigation measures compared to a control. Streamer lines significantly reduced heavy seabird strikes by 3rd wires and warps regardless of minced vs. rendered discharge. Snatch blocks also reduced third-wire strike rates, but this method was less effective than streamer lines. Warp booms failed to reduce seabird warp strikes, but this technique could be improved. These results show for the first time that seabird strikes with modern third-wire trawl sonar cable systems can be reduced through mitigation or gear modification and that warp strikes can be mitigated with techniques similar to those found successful in southern hemisphere fisheries.
Short-Tailed Albatross (Phoebastria albatrus) Final Recovery Plan F 7 Anchorage Fish and Wildlife Field Office (907) 271-2888 Short-tailed albatross Phoebastria (=Diomedea) albatrus 2 5.4 Conduct fisheries related bycatch reduction research; pelagic longline gear interaction minimization study Partially Complete FY 2007 Others National Marine Fisheries Service , Washington Sea Grant Program Research: Bycatch Reduction Labor type not yet selected BirdLife International and Washington SeaGrant have produced a Bycatch Mitigation Factsheet addressing the effectiveness of paired streamer lines and their potential application to pelagic fisheries (see http://www.wsg.washington.edu/mas/pdfs/PelagicStreamerLines.pdf) but definitive tests of different streamer line designs are needed to determine the best streamer line for pelagic fisheries.
Short-Tailed Albatross (Phoebastria albatrus) Final Recovery Plan F 7 Anchorage Fish and Wildlife Field Office (907) 271-2888 Short-tailed albatross Phoebastria (=Diomedea) albatrus 2 5.5 Conduct fisheries related bycatch reduction research; refine US and foreign mitigation measures in fisheries Partially Complete FY 2000 - FY 2004 Others National Marine Fisheries Service , World Wildlife Fund, Washington Sea Grant Program Management: Reduce Bycatch Labor type not yet selected Sent fisheries experts to Russia in cooperation with WWF. In April 2012, The Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC) announced that all longline vessels in the Indian Ocean will now be required to use two of three seabird bycatch mitigation measures: streamer (tori) lines; adding weights to hooks; or setting hooks at night. hile not directly aplicable to STAL, this highlights the growing international concern for seabird bycatch in longline fisheries and establishment of regulatory measures to address it. 2013 - Publication of paper, "Overlap of North Pacific albatrosses with the U.S. west coast groundfish and shrimp fisheries", in the Journal -Fisheries Research. Also in 2013, WWF led an effort to encourage the use of seabird bycatch avoidance measures in Russia. This effort will be ongoing.
Short-Tailed Albatross (Phoebastria albatrus) Final Recovery Plan F 7 Anchorage Fish and Wildlife Field Office (907) 271-2888 Short-tailed albatross Phoebastria (=Diomedea) albatrus 2 5.5.1 Examine fisheries-albatross range overlap including Japanese, Russian, Korean, Taiwanese, US, Canadian, Chinese fisheries Partially Complete FY 2000 - FY 2004 Others To be determined Research: Bycatch Reduction Labor type not yet selected Work is ongoing, by BirdLife International and Regional Fisheries management Organizations.
Short-Tailed Albatross (Phoebastria albatrus) Final Recovery Plan F 7 Anchorage Fish and Wildlife Field Office (907) 271-2888 Short-tailed albatross Phoebastria (=Diomedea) albatrus 2 5.5.4 Develop GIS showing short-tailed albatross range Ongoing Current FY 2000 - FY 2004 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service To be determined Research: Bycatch Reduction Labor type not yet selected This task is essentially completed, although periodically updated as new data become available.Data derive both from targeted surveys and sightings from vessels of opportunity.
Short-Tailed Albatross (Phoebastria albatrus) Final Recovery Plan F 7 Anchorage Fish and Wildlife Field Office (907) 271-2888 Short-tailed albatross Phoebastria (=Diomedea) albatrus 2 6.2 Initiate formal study to collect and analyze food habits of STAL Ongoing Current FY 2011 Others Yamishina Institute for Ornithology Research: Dietary Studies Labor type not yet selected Yamashina Institute for Ornithology is collecting samples of STAL regurgitate to analyze for ppresence of radiation from the Fukoshima nuclear disaster.
Short-Tailed Albatross (Phoebastria albatrus) Final Recovery Plan F 7 Anchorage Fish and Wildlife Field Office (907) 271-2888 Short-tailed albatross Phoebastria (=Diomedea) albatrus 2 6.3.1 Conduct contaminants analysis on addled eggs, feathers, and dead chicks Not Started Others To be determined Research: Environmental Contaminants Labor type not yet selected
Short-Tailed Albatross (Phoebastria albatrus) Final Recovery Plan F 7 Anchorage Fish and Wildlife Field Office (907) 271-2888 Short-tailed albatross Phoebastria (=Diomedea) albatrus 2 6.3.2 Add short-tailed component to the study of BFAL contaminants load and foraging relative to reproductive success (Hg, other metals, POPs) Not Started Others To be determined Research: Environmental Contaminants Labor type not yet selected
Short-Tailed Albatross (Phoebastria albatrus) Final Recovery Plan F 7 Anchorage Fish and Wildlife Field Office (907) 271-2888 Short-tailed albatross Phoebastria (=Diomedea) albatrus 2 6.3.6 Investigate incidence and effects of plastics ingested by short-tailed albatross. Ongoing Current FY 2013 Others Others Research: Environmental Contaminants Labor type not yet selected Collaborate with San Diego State University study of plastic ingestion in albatross by identifying organic contaminanants in livers of bycatch birds.
Short-Tailed Albatross (Phoebastria albatrus) Final Recovery Plan F 7 Anchorage Fish and Wildlife Field Office (907) 271-2888 Short-tailed albatross Phoebastria (=Diomedea) albatrus 2 7.1 Invite and encourage participation of Japanese Ministry of Fisheries at START meetings Ongoing Current FY 2008 Others U.S. Department of State Management: Reduce Bycatch Labor type not yet selected Note: action duration is 1 year/ongoing
Short-Tailed Albatross (Phoebastria albatrus) Final Recovery Plan F 7 Anchorage Fish and Wildlife Field Office (907) 271-2888 Short-tailed albatross Phoebastria (=Diomedea) albatrus 2 7.3 Complete short-tailed albatross recovery plan; update every 5 years Complete FY 2008 FY 2008 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Management: Planning Labor type not yet selected Completed Final RP; 5-year review completed FY09. Recovery Plan update scheduled for 2013, but deferred due to higher priority activities.
Short-Tailed Albatross (Phoebastria albatrus) Final Recovery Plan F 7 Anchorage Fish and Wildlife Field Office (907) 271-2888 Short-tailed albatross Phoebastria (=Diomedea) albatrus 2 7.4 Hold recovery team meetings periodically Ongoing Current FY 2000 - FY 2004 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Management: Planning Labor type not yet selected "Mini" recovery team meeting held in conjunction with Pacific Seabird Group meeting in Feb. 2013
Short-Tailed Albatross (Phoebastria albatrus) Final Recovery Plan F 7 Anchorage Fish and Wildlife Field Office (907) 271-2888 Short-tailed albatross Phoebastria (=Diomedea) albatrus 2 8.1 Organize seabird bycatch reduction outreach/workshops for other countries fishing in North Pacific Ongoing Current FY 2000 - FY 2004 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Management: Reduce Bycatch Labor type not yet selected
Short-Tailed Albatross (Phoebastria albatrus) Final Recovery Plan F 7 Anchorage Fish and Wildlife Field Office (907) 271-2888 Short-tailed albatross Phoebastria (=Diomedea) albatrus 2 8.2 Maintain list of formal international outreach opportunities to foster international cooperation in implementing state-of-the-art seabird bycatch reduction methods & conduct outreach Not Started Others To be determined Management: Reduce Bycatch Labor type not yet selected
Short-Tailed Albatross (Phoebastria albatrus) Final Recovery Plan F 7 Anchorage Fish and Wildlife Field Office (907) 271-2888 Short-tailed albatross Phoebastria (=Diomedea) albatrus 2 8.3 Create outreach material for international meetings Ongoing Current U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Management: Reduce Bycatch Labor type not yet selected Collaborating with Museum of New Zealand to develop travelling exhibit
Short-Tailed Albatross (Phoebastria albatrus) Final Recovery Plan F 7 Anchorage Fish and Wildlife Field Office (907) 271-2888 Short-tailed albatross Phoebastria (=Diomedea) albatrus 2 8.4 Translate important documents into Japanese, English Ongoing Current FY 2006 Others To be determined Management: International Cooperation Contract
Short-Tailed Albatross (Phoebastria albatrus) Final Recovery Plan F 7 Anchorage Fish and Wildlife Field Office (907) 271-2888 Short-tailed albatross Phoebastria (=Diomedea) albatrus 2 8.5 Pursue additional support from Japanese government (through bilateral migratory bird treaty or other means) Ongoing Current FY 2008 Others U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, To be determined Management: International Cooperation Labor type not yet selected Translocation site maintenance and monitoring now funded by Tokyo Metropolitan Government.
Short-Tailed Albatross (Phoebastria albatrus) Final Recovery Plan F 7 Anchorage Fish and Wildlife Field Office (907) 271-2888 Short-tailed albatross Phoebastria (=Diomedea) albatrus 2 9.1 Develop/refine Population Viability Analysis Complete FY 2008 FY 2008 Others University of Massachusetts Research: Demographic Studies Labor type not yet selected Completed
Short-Tailed Albatross (Phoebastria albatrus) Final Recovery Plan F 7 Anchorage Fish and Wildlife Field Office (907) 271-2888 Short-tailed albatross Phoebastria (=Diomedea) albatrus 2 9.3 Develop protocols for field handling Ongoing Current FY 2008 Others Oregon State University, University of Massachusetts, Yamishina Institute for Ornithology Management: Planning Labor type not yet selected
Short-Tailed Albatross (Phoebastria albatrus) Final Recovery Plan F 7 Anchorage Fish and Wildlife Field Office (907) 271-2888 Short-tailed albatross Phoebastria (=Diomedea) albatrus 3 1.4.1 Develop and deploy abrasion-resistant leg band (titanium, Darvic) to replace incoloy Not Started Others To be determined Research: Other Information Labor type not yet selected 2-year development; deployment ongoing
Short-Tailed Albatross (Phoebastria albatrus) Final Recovery Plan F 7 Anchorage Fish and Wildlife Field Office (907) 271-2888 Short-tailed albatross Phoebastria (=Diomedea) albatrus 3 1.4.2 Develop and deploy diamond-like coating for color bands for obtaining demographic information Not Started Others Toho University Research: Other Information Labor type not yet selected 1-year development; deployment ongoing
Short-Tailed Albatross (Phoebastria albatrus) Final Recovery Plan F 7 Anchorage Fish and Wildlife Field Office (907) 271-2888 Short-tailed albatross Phoebastria (=Diomedea) albatrus 3 1.4.3 Resume color banding of chicks on Torishima Not Started Others Toho University, Yamishina Institute for Ornithology Research: Demographic Studies Labor type not yet selected
Short-Tailed Albatross (Phoebastria albatrus) Final Recovery Plan F 7 Anchorage Fish and Wildlife Field Office (907) 271-2888 Short-tailed albatross Phoebastria (=Diomedea) albatrus 3 3.4 Develop clear goal statement of telemetry work Obsolete Others Oregon State University, Yamishina Institute for Ornithology Management: Planning Labor type not yet selected
Short-Tailed Albatross (Phoebastria albatrus) Final Recovery Plan F 7 Anchorage Fish and Wildlife Field Office (907) 271-2888 Short-tailed albatross Phoebastria (=Diomedea) albatrus 3 6.1 Conduct genetic analyses to detect differences between Torishima and Senkaku STAL Ongoing Current Others To be determined Research: Taxonomic Studies Species Expert Analyses of Eda et al (2011) indicated sizeable genetic differences between Torishima and Senkakus STAL breeders. Also, Senkaku birds have reduced genetic variation, while Torishima breeders do not. Pursuing this line of research is not possible at this time due to inaccessibility of Senkakus; currently ranked #38 of 41 by START. This may change if ownership of Senkakus is ascertained in the future.
Short-Tailed Albatross (Phoebastria albatrus) Final Recovery Plan F 7 Anchorage Fish and Wildlife Field Office (907) 271-2888 Short-tailed albatross Phoebastria (=Diomedea) albatrus 3 6.3.3 Overlay STAL distribution with oil tanker routes, high potential oil exploration areas and relay information to appropriate entities Not Started Others To be determined Research: Habitat Status Labor type not yet selected
Short-Tailed Albatross (Phoebastria albatrus) Final Recovery Plan F 7 Anchorage Fish and Wildlife Field Office (907) 271-2888 Short-tailed albatross Phoebastria (=Diomedea) albatrus 3 6.3.4 Develop oil spill contingency plans/conduct outreach for high-risk areas Not Started U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, United States Coast Guard , Canadian Coast Guard, Japan Coast Guard Management: Planning Labor type not yet selected
Short-Tailed Albatross (Phoebastria albatrus) Final Recovery Plan F 7 Anchorage Fish and Wildlife Field Office (907) 271-2888 Short-tailed albatross Phoebastria (=Diomedea) albatrus 3 6.3.5.1 Compare eggshell thickness of new & museum STAL eggs Not Started Others To be determined Research: Environmental Contaminants Labor type not yet selected
Short-Tailed Albatross (Phoebastria albatrus) Final Recovery Plan F 7 Anchorage Fish and Wildlife Field Office (907) 271-2888 Short-tailed albatross Phoebastria (=Diomedea) albatrus 3 6.3.5.2 Compare mercury concentrations between historic and recently collected STAL feathers Not Started Others To be determined Research: Environmental Contaminants Labor type not yet selected
Short-Tailed Albatross (Phoebastria albatrus) Final Recovery Plan F 7 Anchorage Fish and Wildlife Field Office (907) 271-2888 Short-tailed albatross Phoebastria (=Diomedea) albatrus 3 7.2 Overlay short-tailed albatross distribution with areas being considered or developed for offshore development (wind farms, tidal energy, fish farming). Not Started Others To be determined Research: Habitat Status Labor type not yet selected
Short-Tailed Albatross (Phoebastria albatrus) Final Recovery Plan F 7 Anchorage Fish and Wildlife Field Office (907) 271-2888 Short-tailed albatross Phoebastria (=Diomedea) albatrus 3 9.2 Develop protocol for necropsy/carcass processing. partners Partially Complete Prior to FY 1995 Others U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Yamishina Institute for Ornithology Management: Planning Labor type not yet selected Worked with NMFS and Oikonos. Still need to collaborate with Japanese
Short-Tailed Albatross (Phoebastria albatrus) Final Recovery Plan F 7 Anchorage Fish and Wildlife Field Office (907) 271-2888 Short-tailed albatross Phoebastria (=Diomedea) albatrus 3 9.4 Develop protocol for contaminants sampling Partially Complete FY 2006 Others U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Management: Planning Labor type not yet selected
Short-Tailed Albatross (Phoebastria albatrus) Final Recovery Plan F 7 Anchorage Fish and Wildlife Field Office (907) 271-2888 Short-tailed albatross Phoebastria (=Diomedea) albatrus 3 9.5 Develop protocol for research methodologies (e.g. plastics sampling at colony site) Not Started Others To be determined Management: Planning Labor type not yet selected
Short-Tailed Albatross (Phoebastria albatrus) Final Recovery Plan F 7 Anchorage Fish and Wildlife Field Office (907) 271-2888 Short-tailed albatross Phoebastria (=Diomedea) albatrus 3 9.6 Prepare protocols for population monitoring data collection (1st breeding age, % adults breeding, baseline pop info, behavior) Not Started Others To be determined Management: Planning Labor type not yet selected
Short-Tailed Albatross (Phoebastria albatrus) Final Recovery Plan F 7 Anchorage Fish and Wildlife Field Office (907) 271-2888 Short-tailed albatross Phoebastria (=Diomedea) albatrus 3 9.7 Develop and make available protocols for all aspects of short-tailed albatross work Not Started Others To be determined Management: Planning Labor type not yet selected