Monday, August 01, 2005

All albatrosses dead in transoceanic race

All albatrosses dead in Big Bird Race: The annual 10,000-kilometer race, which which aims to raise international awareness about the dangers of longline fishing to the albatross and other marine species, began on May 2 from Tasmania, Australia. None of the endangered albatrosses tracked by satellites made it to the finish line in South Africa. Albatrosses, also known as Gooney birds, are seabirds known for their tremendous wingspans that enable them to travel great distances around the world. All 21 albatross species are endangered species according to the IUCN Red List.

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