Joint Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research/ NOAA Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center via AP
Kevin O'Brien (left) and Joao Garriques disentangle a black-footed albatross chick on Laysan Island in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands on April 5. Crews scoured the region for marine plastic and abandoned fishing nets that threaten to entangle endangered Hawaiian monk seals and other marine animals on uninhabited beaches stretching for more than 1,300 miles north of Honolulu.
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