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2009-10-07 11:52:29

Scientists from British Antarctic Survey, National Institute of Polar Research, Tokyo, and Hokkaido University, Japan, have recorded the first observations of how albatrosses feed alongside marine mammals at sea. A miniature digital camera was attached to the backs of four black-browed albatrosses (Thalassarche melanophrys) breeding at colonies on Bird Island, South Georgia in the Southern Ocean. Results are published online this week in the open-access journal PLoS ONE from the Public...


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Atlantic Yellow-nosed Albatross, Thalassarche chlororhynchos
2012-12-27 15:26:00

The Atlantic Yellow-nosed Albatross is a member of the albatross family. It is a large sea bird sometimes called a “mollymawk”. It was once thought to be conspecific with the Indian Yellow-nosed Albatross and known as the Yellow-nosed Albatross. Some of the authorities still believe that species are the same, such as Jeff Clements and the SACC, which sees that a proposal is needed. A mollymawk is a type of albatross that belong to the Diomedeidae family and come from the...

Shy Albatross, Thalassarche cauta
2012-04-02 15:43:49

The Shy Albatross, (Thalassarche cauta), also known as the Shy Mollymawk, is a species of albatross found off the coast of Australia and New Zealand’s sub-Antarctic islands. Its range extends across much of the Southern Ocean. It is also known as the White-capped Albatross in some areas. This species at one time was considered to be the same species as Salvin’s Albatross and the Chatham Albatross, but was given its own species moniker in 2004. The Shy Albatross belongs to the...

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2006-08-09 14:55:34

The Grey-headed Albatross, Thalassarche chrysostoma, also known as the Grey-headed Mollymawk, is a large seabird from the albatross family. Its name derives from its ashy gray head, neck and throat, while the back, wings and tail are black, and the underwing and belly are white. The bill is black with yellow ridges and an orange tip. Grey-headed Albatrosses nest in colonies on several islands in the Southern Ocean, with large colonies on South Georgia in the South Atlantic, and smaller...

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2006-08-09 14:53:32

The Black-browed Albatross, Thalassarche melanophris, is a large seabird of the albatross family Diomedeidae. The subspecies, T. m. melanophris, breeds in the Cape Horn area, the Falkland Islands and South Georgia. The subspecies, (T. m. impavida), breeds on Campbell Island. It can also be seen off the eastern American coastline. It is the most likely albatross to be found in the North Atlantic due to a northerly migratory tendency. The Black-browed Albatross is 33 to 36 inches long with...

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Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.