Albatross Study May Inform Flight Efficiency

Credit: Johannes Traugott
The giant-winged, wandering albatrosses that live on the Kerguelen Islands, a speck in the southern Indian Ocean, are built for distance. Their flights can range for thousands of miles as the birds glide low on winds over the open ocean for weeks at a time. Such long flights require energy...

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