On a wing and a player: hopes webcam can save endangered albatross

On a wing and a player: hopes webcam can save endangered albatross
 

Millions of amateur naturalists around the world have been tuning in to the secret lives of albatrosses as New Zealand rangers employ YouTube in a bid to save the mysterious giant sea birds.
New Zealand conservation teams set up a 24-hour live-stream of an albatross nest at Taiaroa Head on the Otago peninsula in 2016. Three years on, the feed has become an unexpected global hit, with 2.3 million people from 190 countries tuning in to watch the endangered birds rear their chicks on a frigid peninsula at the bottom of the world.
“Someone somewhere in the world is watching 24 hours a day,”... read more

 
12 January 2019 in World News, Views: 54
Source: Guardian
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