A case was recorded where the albatross, despite the bad weather and poor visibility, followed the ship for six days.
Sailors consider albatrosses to be stupid, because they are clumsily moving overland, constantly stumbling and falling.
The scientific name of the whole family of albatrosses – Diomedeidae – comes from the name of the ancient hero Diomedes, whose soul is believed to have become a bird after death.
One albatross was found at a distance of 10,000 kilometers from the place where it was ringed.
The name “albatross” is of Portuguese origin. The word “alcatraz” called all sea birds.
If you count all the eggs that were taken down by the birds within a year, it becomes clear that no other species lays them as little as the albatross.
In 1982, a new species of albatross was discovered, which was named Amsterdam. His only colony was opened on the island of Amsterdam. For many years this species has not been found anywhere else in the world.
In the calm, birds are forced to rest for a long time on the surface of the sea until a gust of wind helps them to fly. They also sleep on the sea, not in the air, as it was once thought.
The average life expectancy of a bird is 50 years.
One of the largest flying birds on our planet is the wandering and royal albatross. The range of their wings is 3.7 m