In November, Wisdom returned to the atoll to lay an egg that her and her mate have been incubating since. On February 1, researchers say tiny Kūkini finally broke through the shell.
"Wisdom is an iconic symbol of inspiration and hope," said Refuge Manager Robert Peyton in a statement. "From a scientific perspective, albatrosses are a critical indicator species for the world's oceans that sustain millions of human beings as well."
Kūkini and her father, known as Mr. Goo.U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service