Yellow Nosed Albatross – Released
This Yellow Nosed Albatross was rescued from the Veness S, a commercial fishing boat based at the Nelson Bay marina, after it flew into the boat and stunned itself 10 nautical miles off Broughton Island. This rare oceanic wanderer to Australian shores has been assessed and found to be a nine and half year old male, bred on Amsterdam Island, a remote volcanic island located in the southern most Indian Ocean approximately 3,000 km from any continent, halfway between South Africa and Australia. He is in good condition apart from head trauma which is mild. X rays show no fractures just bruising and muscle soreness causing his eye to be a little closed but the eye itself is healthy. As he will probably start breeding next year, with the joint support of the NATF Inc Wildlife Rescue Service, NPWS and Taronga Wildlife clinic, it is hoped to have this magnificent albatross re-released back where it was found.