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You can use these maps to plot the locations of the birds every day.  The last three maps in this menu are some examples of tracks plotted by Albatross classrooms during our first season of tracking, in the first five months of 1998. 
 
world_turning.gif (852 bytes) Small area map, Hawaiian Islands and nearby ocean

world_turning.gif (852 bytes) Medium area map, Hawaiian Islands and 2,000 km around Tern Island

world_turning.gif (852 bytes) Large area map, entire north-east Pacific Ocean

world_turning.gif (852 bytes) REALLY large area map, all areas visited by our birds in 1998

world_turning.gif (852 bytes) Large map of the northwestern Pacific Ocean

world_turning.gif (852 bytes) Entire north Pacific!

world_turning.gif (852 bytes) Monster trips by five birds in 1998

world_turning.gif (852 bytes) Differences between Laysan and black-footed albatrosses in 1998, COLOR-CODED!

world_turning.gif (852 bytes) California trips by four black-footed albatrosses in 1998


For a fantastic discussion of cartography and map-making, see the web site of Jan-Willem van Aalst in the Netherlands (click here).  

This page was last updated on May 07, 1999 10:05 AM