News tagged with albatross

On the sizeable wings of albatrosses

(PhysOrg.com) -- An oceanographer may be offering the best explanation yet of one of the great mysteries of flight--how albatrosses fly such vast distances, even around the world, almost without flapping their ...

Mar 17, 2011 5 / 5 (4) 1 | with audio podcast

Filmmaker sounds alarm over ocean of plastic

On Midway atoll in the North Pacific, dozens of young albatross lie dead on the sand, their stomachs filled with cigarette lighters, toy soldiers and other small plastic objects their parents have mistaken ...

Feb 02, 2012 5 / 5 (2) 0

Tsunami killed thousands of seabirds at Midway

(AP) -- Thousands of seabirds were killed when the tsunami generated by last week's massive earthquake off Japan flooded Midway, a remote atoll northwest of the main Hawaiian islands, a federal wildlife official ...

Mar 16, 2011 5 / 5 (3) 0