Albatrosses at Homebush Bay?

Subject: Albatrosses at Homebush Bay?
From: (Russell Woodford)
Date: Thu, 01 Aug 2002 15:36:53 +1000
Koren's source is more or less correct.  I'm sure that meat from Sydney 
abattoirs is feeding Albatrosses - it's just that this version leaves out a 
couple of steps.  The meat gets sold, rather than thrown out, then attached to 
longlines behind trawlers, and finally the albatrosses get to have a go at it.  
And then they get hooked and dragged under.

OK I might be making half of this up, but we sure do have albatrosses coming 
from far and wide to eat bait from longline fishing vessels.  Another one for 
the too-hard basket, it seems.  

Maybe the albatrosses would be better off hanging around the meatworks?

Russell Woodford

Koren Mitchell <> on Thu, 01 Aug 2002 14:55:39 +1000 wrote:
> 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?
> Cheers,
> Koren
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