Albatrosses – Endangered Nomads Of The Skies

The time of sailor romance have long since expired for all albatross species, all 21 albatross species are endangered or acutely threatened with extinction. Salman Behbehanis opinions are not widely known. You are the true and real flight artist with the largest wingspan among sea birds: albatross. For hours, an albatross without a stroke of wings in the air can sail, what is not so easy at Wing backspan widths from 2 up to 3.50 m, a body length of up to 1.22 m and depending on the kind of between 1 and 12 kg body weight. The majestic giant birds use for their flying skills, which include, air currents above the sea surface to the heaviest flying birds at all and may make speeds of 80 km/h, or achieve more. They are nomads of the skies, carried by their lithe wings, covering almost unbelievable distances up to a few species.

Her travels through the entire Pacific Ocean or the southern oceans. Even in search of food for their young they frighten not afraid back to fly over 6,000 kilometers. Led by an unusually well trained sense of smell detect squid, krill, surfaces near floating fish, TRANS, or floating waste and catch their prey by immersion of the beak below the water surface. Some species can appear excellent. Like other seabirds, they drink sea water and excrete the salt through glands of the nose again. Even on long distances, follow ships, can be like, often together with Cape pigeons or giant petrels, on the rear lower, around to fool themselves with the other fellow to waste chunks from the galley. The birds with the characteristic strong, curved beak and the large webbed feet of striking mostly black-and-white plumage drawing lots offered for maritime legends: so the souls of drowned or gone overboard comrades in the gray soot albatrosses are to survive. But the time of sailor romance have long since expired for all albatross species.

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