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Rare Albatross Spotted Off Pillar Point In 2nd Sighting In North America

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A rarely seen Salvin's Albatross was seen about 25-miles off the Half Moon Bay coast. (Courtesy: Tom Mattusch)

A rarely seen Salvin’s Albatross was seen about 25-miles off the Half Moon Bay coast. (Courtesy: Tom Mattusch)

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HALF MOON BAY (CBS SF) — A rare seabird has been spotted for just the second time in North America, this time off the California coast.

The Salvin’s Albatross was spotted about 25-miles off shore from Pillar Point in Half Moon Bay.

Salvin’s Albatross is a large seabird usually found in the Southern Ocean.

The species had never been seen in California, and was last seen in Alaska.

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