Airplane-Albatross Collisions on Midway Atoll

  title={Airplane-Albatross Collisions on Midway Atoll},
  author={Harvey I. Fisher},
  journal={The Condor},
  • Harvey I. Fisher
  • Published 1966
  • Biology
  • 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… CONTINUE READING

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