Albatrosses at Homebush Bay?

Subject: Albatrosses at Homebush Bay?
From: Koren Mitchell <>
Date: Thu, 01 Aug 2002 14:55:39 +1000
I heard a program on ABC Radio National yesterday morning, someone talking about spirituality and the interconnectedness of everything, etc. Anyway, as part of making a point that I can't quite remember, this person said that in the past there had been an abattoir at Homebush Bay, spewing out meat remains into the water, and that "albatrosses came from all over the Southern Hemisphere" to fatten up on the scraps. This sounded a bit sus to me. I'm not from Sydney, but I find it hard to believe that lots of albatrosses would come that far up the harbour. Can anyone confirm or deny whether this actually happened?


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