When do albatross feed?

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Subject: When do albatross feed?
From: "Frank O'Connor" <>
Date: Sun, 27 Jul 2003 21:28:47 +0800
At 20:12 27/07/2003 +1000, knightl wrote:
The world's longliners set as many as a billion hooks annually, on lines up to 130 kilometres (80 miles) long. Methods of reducing the toll include:
fishing at night, when large albatrosses are unlikely to be feeding

When do albatross feed? I heard recently a theory that many albatross feed at night when squid are closer to the surface. Is this correct?

On all the pelagics that I have been on, I have never seen an albatross feed, other that on the fish scraps that we throw over the back of the boat.

Frank O'Connor           Birding WA
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