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Wandering Albatross Alters Its Foraging Due To Climate Change
2012-01-14 03:55:04

Wandering albatrosses have altered their foraging due to changes in wind fields in the southern hemisphere during the last decades.


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Amsterdam Albatross, Diomedea amsterdamensis
2012-01-11 16:31:30

Amsterdam Albatross or Amsterdam Island Albatross, (Diomedea amsterdamensis), is a species of albatross belonging to the Diomedeidae family. It was first described in 1983 and was originally believed to be a subspecies of the Wandering Albatross. BirdLife International now recognizes it as a separate species, but it is still considered a subspecies to some. The Amsterdam Albatross breeds only on Amsterdam Island, French Southern Territories in the southern Indian Ocean, at an elevation...

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2006-08-09 14:45:55

The Short-tailed Albatross or Steller's Albatross, Phoebastria albatrus, is a large rare seabird from the North Pacific. They nest on the Japanese islands of Torishima and Minami-kojima. When at sea feeding they range across the North Pacific, particularly in the Bering Sea where the largest numbers are seen today, but also as far west as California. Although related to the other North Pacific albatrosses, it also displays behavioral and morphological* links to the albatrosses of the Southern...

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2006-08-09 14:38:04

The Southern Royal Albatross, Diomedea epomophora, is a large seabird from the albatross family. The majority of the world's population of Southern Royal Albatrosses nest on the rat free Sub-Antarctic Campbell Island, around 13,000 pairs. There are smaller colonies in the Auckland Islands, and some hybrids at the Northern Royal Albatross colony on the Otago Peninsula in New Zealand. It was once considered the same species as the Northern Royal Albatross, Diomedea sanfordi. The two...

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2006-08-09 14:35:18

The Wandering Albatross, (Diomedea exulans), is a large seabird from the family Diomedeidae which has a circumpolar range in the Southern Ocean. At breeding time they occupy loose colonies on isolated island groups in the Southern Ocean, such as Crozet Islands, South Georgia, Marion Island, Prince Edward Island, Kerguelen and Macquarie Island. Together with the Tristan, Antipodean and Amsterdam Albatross it forms the Wandering Albatross species complex. The Wandering Albatross has the...

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