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A Day In The Life Of An Albatross: My Albatross Prezi.

A day in the life of an Albatross: by Brandon Cool, Hour 6
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A Day In The Life Of An Albatross
By: Brandon Cool
Hour: 6th An Albatross (Diomedeidae) is a vertebrate because it contains a backbone or spine. Classification of an Albatross
Kingdom: Anamalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Procellariiformes
Family: Diomedeidae Albatrosses fly around the Central and Southern Pacific area. They mainly go on land when mating and taking care of their young. Albatrosses are carnivores. They feast on lots of fish, squid and kril. They eat these because they are seabirds. What eats Albatrosses? Rats and Feral Cats do. They attack and eat the eggs, chicks, and nesting adults. Some Albatrosses, like Wandering Albatrosses, are most active during the day. Others, like the Light-mantled Sooty Albatrosses, are most active nocturnally. Are Albatrosses big? Yes. They are the biggest birds alive. Their wing spans can range from 6.5 feet to 11 feet. They weigh 22 pounds. Albatrosses can get very old for birds. They can live up to an amazing 50 years. That is some old bird! Albatrosses have many systems like us humans. They have:
Respiratory System
Circulatory System
Digestive System
Skeletal System
Muscular System Albartosses protect themselves by hanging in groups and soaring high up, out of range of prey. Facts:
Albatrosses circle the globe regularly.
Albatrosses have a 22:1 glide ratio. (Every 1meter they drop, they move foward 22 meters).
There are 22 species of Albatrosses.
No Albatross ever dives in water less than 1,000 meters deep.
They only have one mate for life.
They die from eating plastic waste.
They die by getting caught on industrial fishing lines, where they then drown. Species of Albatrosses:
Wandering albatross
Antipodean Albatross
Amsterdam Albatross
Tristan Albatross
Northern Royal Albatross
Southern Royal Albatross
Waved Albatross
Short-tailed Albatross
Black-footed Albatross
Laysan Albatross
Black-browed Albatross
Campbell Albatross
Shy Albatross
White-capped Albatross
Chatham Albatross
Salvin's Albatross
Grey-headed Albatross
Atlantic yellow-nosed Albatross
Indian yellow-nosed Albatross
Buller's Albatross
Sooty Albatross
Light-mantled Albatross Sources:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albatross
http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/birds/albatross.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bird_anatomy
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