Laysan Albatross (image) University of California - Santa Cruz Caption The Laysan albatross is one of eight protected predator species included in the study of human impacts on marine predators in the California Current ecosystem. Credit Dan Costa, UC Santa Cruz Usage Restrictions For use in news coverage of TOPP program research. Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.