[ohbane wo hirogete unabara ahoudori kotou keisha ni hina-dori idaku]

Big wings
spreading them out wide
albatross flying over the ocean
on the slope of isolated island
holding a nestling








絶滅危惧II類 国内希少動植物種に指定され、いまでは6000羽以上が確認されているそうです。

長谷川 博先生(アホウドリ先生)の積極的な保護活動のお陰ですね。


This tanka written about the scenery of Torishima when Migaku-san was out fishing for flying fish gillnets around 1958.

Short-tailed Albatrosses inhabit Torishima in the Izu Islands.

Torishima is a small volcanic island with only an observatory at that time.
From the top of the boat, Migaku-san could only see about 20 birds moving on the grassy slopes as white dots.

Migaku-san was surprised by the size of the Short-tailed Albatross, which can be seen even from a distance.

When the wind was strong, ash seemed to fly in the shade of the island.

The short-tailed albatross was on the verge of extinction after being killed by feather harvesting
and volcanic eruptions, but it was designated as an endangered group II national rare plant and animal species,
and more than 6,000 birds have been confirmed so far.

Thanks to Dr. Hiroshi Hasegawa (Mr. Albatross) for his active conservation activities.



アホウドリからオキノタユウへ 50羽から5000羽へ [ 長谷川博 ]
価格:1650円(税込、送料無料) (2023/2/4時点)


アホウドリに夢中 (ノンフィクション科学の扉) [ 長谷川博 ]
価格:1650円(税込、送料無料) (2023/2/4時点)


かえっておいでアホウドリ (おはなしのほん) [ 竹下文子 ]
価格:1540円(税込、送料無料) (2023/2/4時点)


漂流の島 江戸時代の鳥島漂流民たちを追う [ 高橋大輔 ]
価格:1980円(税込、送料無料) (2023/2/4時点)


ジョン万次郎漂流記 (偕成社文庫) [ 井伏鱒二 ]
価格:880円(税込、送料無料) (2023/2/4時点)