19 Jan 2020

The Toroa Albatross breeding season begins

From The Weekend with Karyn Hay , 8:50 am on 19 January 2020

Dunedin's Taiaroa Head is the only mainland breeding site of this magnificent bird so there is a lot at stake come breeding season.  

The first of this year's eggs has just hatched. 

But the news of the first chick broke at the same time as distressing news of a dead juvenile toroa/southern royal albatross with a stomach full of plastic - including a whole plastic bottle.