Albatross Cam shows Albatrosses using Killer Whalesin Interesting Feedin

To: "gary wright" <>
Subject: Albatross Cam shows Albatrosses using Killer Whalesin Interesting Feeding Strategy
From: David Stowe <>
Date: Fri, 27 Nov 2009 14:49:53 +1100
I'd disagree on the point about being easy for Albatross to take off Gary. They always seem to need a big run-off flapping their wings to get into the air from all the times I've seen them on pelagics. They're a big bird - yes once they're flying it seems effortless but I've never seen one just lift its wings and suddenly be airborne! I'm sure some more recognised pelagic experts could offer their opinion though.


On 27/11/2009, at 1:40 PM, gary wright wrote:

Hi Carl,

Very interesting about using killer whales as a source of food. The idea that taking off for an Albatross would use up energy is not likely as if there is a wind which there usually is, they just need to raise their wings and lift off.


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