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Albatrosses counted from space

04 May 2017

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Scientists have started counting individual birds from space.

They are using the highest-resolution satellite images available to gauge the numbers of Northern Royal albatrosses.

This endangered animal nests almost exclusively on some rocky sea-stacks close to New Zealand's Chatham Islands.

Source: BBC

Image credit: DigitalGlobe - WorldView-3 image obtained as white dots, illustrating a group of Albatrosses

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