North Atlantic


 

Albatross - Master of the Long Flight

albatross face close up

 

There are a number of albatross species – between 13 and 24, depending on the criteria for differentiation. Their natural habitat includes the Southern Ocean and North Pacific, and they are mostly absent from the North Atlantic. The species with the largest wingspan of all birds, is the Wandering Albatross, with a wingspan of around 11 feet (3.3 m) and weight of 18 pounds (just over 8 kg).

 

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