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  • Common name : blue shark
    Scientific name : Prionace glauca
    Length : 3.8 m
    Weight : approximately 200 kg (400 lb)
    Population : unknown
    Distribution : in tropical, subtropical and temperate ocean waters
    Issue : excessive exploitation
    IUCN Red List status : near threatened

  • Common name: Red-billed Tropicbird, Boatswain Bird
    Scientific name: Phaethon aethereus
    Length: approximately 50 cm, wingspan of 1 m
    Weight: 700 g (1.5 lb)
    Population: approximately 7,500
    Distribution: breeds in the tropics but can range well into temperate latitudes to feed
    Issue: predation (adults, chicks, eggs), invasive species (rats, cats, dogs), fisheries (reduced food resources), tourism (disturbance of nesting sites)
    IUCN Red List status: least concern

  • Common name: brown-throated sloth
    Scientific name: Bradypus variegatus
    Length: 42 to 80 cm
    Weight: 2.25 to 6.3 kg (5 to 14 lb)
    Population: unknown
    Distribution: forests of South and Central America
    Issue: habitat destruction
    IUCN Red List status: least concern

  • Common name: White Tern
    Scientific name: Gygis alba
    Length: 31 cm
    Population: abundant
    Distribution: tropical islands in the Pacific and Indian oceans
    Issue: invasive species
    IUCN Red List status: least concern

  • Common name: Magnificent Frigatebird, Man O’War
    Scientific name: Fregata magnificens
    Length: 100 to 230 cm, wingspan of up to 2.5 m
    Weight: 1,360 to 1,815 g (3 to 4 lb)
    Population: approximately 60,000
    Distribution: along tropical and subtropical coasts of the Americas, on islands, shorelines and in mangroves
    Issue: disturbance by humans
    IUCN Red List status: least concern

  • Common name: Red-footed Booby
    Scientific name: Sula sula
    Length: 70 cm on average, wingspan of about 1 m
    Weight: 900 to 1,003 g (about 2 lb)
    Population: abundant
    Distribution: tropical islands worldwide, significant population in the Galapagos Islands
    Issue: habitat destruction, overfishing, over-harvesting of eggs, invasive species
    IUCN Red List status: least concern

  • Common name: Laysan Duck
    Scientific name: Anas laysanensis
    Length: 41 cm
    Weight: 435 g (1 lb)
    Population: approximately 1,000 individuals
    Distribution: Midway and Laysan atolls, Northwestern Hawaiian Islands
    Issue: reduced and fluctuating population in an extremely limited habitat, invasive species
    IUCN Red List status: critically endangered

  • Common name: Black-footed Albatross
    Scientific name: Phoebastria nigripes
    Length: 68 to 74 cm, wingspan of 190 to 220 cm
    Weight: 3.4 kg (7.4 lb) for males and 3 kg (6.6 lb) for females
    Population: approximately 130,000
    Distribution: nests mainly on Midway Atoll, Laysan, the French Frigate Shoals in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, and in the Bonin Islands
    Issue: pollution, invasive species, plastic ingestion
    IUCN Red List status: endangered

  • Common name: bee
    Scientific name: superfamily Apoidea
    Length: average of 12 mm for workers, 15 mm for males (or “drones”) and 18 mm for queens
    Weight: N/A
    Population: N/A
    Distribution: worldwide (except polar regions)
    Issue: colony collapse disorder, pollution
    IUCN Red List status: N/A

  • Common name: Leatherback Turtle
    Scientific name: Dermochelys coriacea
    Length: 1.4 to 1.6 m
    Weight: 300 to 900 kg (660 to 2,000 lb)
    Population: estimated at approximately 25,000
    Distribution: worldwide, from tropical oceans to subpolar seas; egg-laying sites on tropical beaches
    Issue: overexploitation of eggs, disturbance of egg-laying sites, fishing equipment, plastic pollution, overfishing
    IUCN Red List status: critically endangered

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