Airplane-Albatross Collisions on Midway Atoll

  title={Airplane-Albatross Collisions on Midway Atoll},
  author={Harvey I. Fisher},
  journal={The Condor},
  • H. I. Fisher
  • Published 1 May 1966
  • Environmental Science
  • The Condor
The possible results of collisions between aircraft and birds are well knowndeath of human beings and birds, economic loss, and disruption of schedules. On Midway Atoll in the north-central Pacific Ocean, the problem is intensified by the presence of numbers of large birds breeding no more than three quarters of a mile from the runways on Midway's Sand Island, by many heavily loaded military planes, and by the fact that the birds primarily concerned are Laysan Albatrosses (Diomedea immutabilis… 

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