Story: Albatrosses

Albatross taking off

To take off from land, great albatrosses need a long runway. They run into a head wind – the stronger the wind, the easier it will be. They can also launch off a cliff edge if the wind is blowing into the cliff.

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Paul Sagar, 'Albatrosses - Feeding and foraging', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 July 2024)

Story by Paul Sagar, published 12 Jun 2006, reviewed & revised 17 Feb 2015