On the comic
The albatross is also threatened by lead paint from the abandoned US military buildings. As with the plastic, the chicks eat the paint chips. If they eat enough, they’ll develop a condition called droop wing. The wings flop to the sides, and the fledgling chick can never fly. It starves to death where it was born.
Despite the poisoning of their environment, the population of the Laysan albatross is stable.