Albatross feature in Dec 2007 issue of National Geographic magazine

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Subject: Albatross feature in Dec 2007 issue of National Geographic magazine
From: richard baxter <>
Date: Wed, 12 Dec 2007 17:06:32 -0800 (PST)
Hello all,
              Thought this might be of interest to a few seabirders.

Richard Baxter 

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Geographic magazine

Maybe of interest to Seabird-News subscribers


Santa Cruz, California
December 10, 2007

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

In this season of wonder, we invite you to share in the remarkable
story of the world's most majestic seabird--the albatross. It's a
story that connects the legends of the albatross's past with amazing
new knowledge about their lives in the present and concern over the
future of "the grandest living flying machine on Earth." Our Albatross
Project has just been launched by National Geographic--in print,
online, on display, and on the air. Please check the links below for
more information about where you can connect with the big birds:

IN PRINT: Check out the December 2007 issue of National Geographic
Magazine for a global story about albatrosses and their plight,
featuring spectacular new photos by Frans Lanting and a lyrical text
by marine conservationist Dr. Carl Safina, award-winning author of
"Eye of the Albatross."

ONLINE: Click here to view photos and text from the albatross story
online at, and to see and hear Christine
Eckstrom's video storys about the albatrosses of Hawaii and New
Zealand. Click on "How to Help" to find out what you can do to help
protect the big bird

ON THE AIR--TV: Christine Eckstrom's video coverage of albatrosses
will be aired on National Geographic's "Wild Chronicles" on PBS
beginning on December 15, 2007. The story features Frans Lanting,
author Carl Safina, and UCSC biologist Scott Shaffer on location from
tropical Midway Atoll to subantarctic Campbell Island. To check your
local listings for times and dates, or to download the podcast, please

ON THE AIR--RADIO: Hear Alex Chadwick's NPR "Radio Expeditions"
interview with Frans Lanting and Carl Safina on location with
albatrosses in the Falkland Islands on his nationally syndicated
"Day to Day" show:

Later this month, Public Radio International (PRI) will air an
interview with Frans Lanting and Carl Safina from Midway Atoll, where
they traveled to document the first flights of young birds from the
world's largest albatross colony.

ON DISPLAY: If you're visiting Washington, D.C., be sure to check the
new outdoor exhibition of Frans Lanting's albatross images at the
National Geographic Museum at Explorers Hall, located at 17th and M
Streets, N.W. The exhibit features 34 large-scale photo panels of the
big birds, and will be on display from November 20, 2007 through
February 10, 2008.

ON STAGE: If you're in the Santa Cruz, California, area please join us
on Saturday February 2, 2008 for a special presentation about
albatrosses given by Frans Lanting and Christine Eckstrom at the Rio
Theatre. This year's show will benefit the Seymour Discovery Center at
UCSC's Long Marine Lab. Tickets are available at our Gallery or at the
Seymour Center. To learn more about this show, please check:

Best wishes for the holidays from all of us at the Frans Lanting

Frans Lanting Studio and Gallery
207 McPherson Street, Suite D
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Tel: (831) 429-1331 Fax: (831) 423-8324

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