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Black-footed albatross chicks moved to Oahu

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COURTESY LINDSAY YOUNG

Black-footed albatross chicks get imported from Midway to Kahuku.

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COURTESY LINDSAY YOUNG / PACIFIC RIM CONSERVATION

Above, the chicks were hand-carried onto the plane for the ride to their new home.

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COURTESY LINDSAY YOUNG / PACIFIC RIM CONSERVATION

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service staff carefully loaded the albatross chicks into their transport vehicle before heading for the airplane.

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COURTESY LINDSAY YOUNG / PACIFIC RIM CONSERVATION

These former residents of Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge and Battle of Midway National Memorial, above, were flown from the remote atoll to their new home at James Campbell National Wildlife Refuge on the North Shore.

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COURTESY ERIC VANDERWERF

Albatrosses fly across Midway Atoll.