Scientists Work to Save the Endangered Albatross

Long-line fishing boats kill about 100,000 albatrosses a year. Some British scientists say far fewer drownings would occur if the lines could be weighted to make them sink more quickly. According to the World Conservation Union, 19 of the world's 21 kinds of albatross are near extinction. NPR's John Nielsen reports.

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