(Photo from Wild Encounters. Many other beauties here of albatross and the ever-lovely fairy terns. Well worth a visit.)
Many thanks to friends and readers who pointed out this BBC article reporting that Wisdom, a 60-year-old Laysan albatross mother, survived the tsunami that killed many thousands of birds on Midway Atoll.
I'm guessing that Wisdom's part of the atoll wasn't submerged...? I'm hoping her chick survived too...?
Seems to me the world could use more Wisdom DNA.