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Refuge on North Shore tries to ensure seabirds’ survival

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Video by Dennis Oda / doda@staradvertiser.com
New colonies of seabirds threatened by sea level rise are being reared on Oahu's North Shore.
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DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM

Robby Kohley, left, an avian ecologist, and Kate Toniolo stand next to A-frame huts that provide shelter and shade for fledgling black-footed albatross.

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DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM

This black-footed albatross is being reared at the James Campbell National Wildlife Refuge on the North Shore.

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Robby Kohley, left, feeds a young blackfooted albatross using a syringe filled with a slurry of fish, squid and supplements as Christine Lonie holds the young bird. After feeding, Christine takes the bird back to it’s man-made nest.

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DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM

A new colony of black-footed albatross is being reared at the James Campbell National Wildlife Refuge on the North Shore. Chicks are hatching and growing, signaling success.

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DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM

Christine Lonie, left, gently transfers a young black-footed albatross into its manmade nest.