• A recent study has provided evidence of the effect of environmental conditions on the longevity of relationships — among a population of albatrosses
  • According to the researchers, climate change and warming waters are pushing black-browed albatross break-up rates higher.

Important points:

  • They are a member of the albatross family Diomedeidae, the ‘tube-noses’, related to shearwaters, petrels, and fulmars.
  • It is the most common and widespread albatross.
  • The name for this large seabird comes from the dark black plumage above their eyes.
  • Albatrosses are true marine birds, traversing the oceans in the southern hemisphere, returning to land only to breed.
  • They are found anywhere in the south Atlantic and circumpolar in the southern hemisphere. It can travel further to the north with cold currents.
  • During September and October, these birds breed on south Atlantic islands such as South Georgia and the Falkland Islands, South Sandwich, and the Cape Horn islands.
  • Hunting & trapping terrestrial animals
  • Fishing & harvesting aquatic resources
  • Invasive and other problematic species, genes & diseases
  • Volcanoes
  • Climate change & severe weather


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