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Mon Feb 27, 2017, 04:56 PM

Albatrosses spend 50 years together

Albatrosses spend 50 years together
Attenborough's Story of Life Attenborough


The birds form one of the longest partnerships






By Matt Walker
27 February 2017

Watch the moment when Sir David Attenborough and BBC filmmakers recorded the extraordinary partnerships formed by albatrosses.
Even better, you can watch a further 1,000 more memorable moments, for free, anytime, on your smartphone or tablet, via Attenborough's Story of Life app, which is now available to download via Google Play, or Apple's app store.


http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20170221-albatrosses-spend-50-years-together

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Judi Lynn Feb 2017 OP
KT2000 Feb 2017 #1
Control-Z Feb 2017 #2
eppur_se_muova Feb 2017 #3
KT2000 Feb 2017 #4
mr_lebowski Feb 2017 #5
Judi Lynn Mar 2017 #6
BillyBobBrilliant Mar 2017 #7
demigoddess Mar 2017 #8
Judi Lynn Mar 2017 #9

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Feb 27, 2017, 05:08 PM

1. it's too bad the word albatross

is used in such a negative way. They are really quite magnificent.

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Response to KT2000 (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 27, 2017, 05:18 PM

2. I had no idea how "magnificent" they are.

What a lovely surprise.

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Response to KT2000 (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 27, 2017, 07:43 PM

3. And to think it's because of a story of a sailor who incurred a curse for killing an albatross ...

i.e. because sailors regarded an albatross as something akin to sacred, and killing one a blasphemy.



OTOH ....

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Response to eppur_se_muova (Reply #3)

Tue Feb 28, 2017, 12:54 AM

4. HA! Thanks

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Response to eppur_se_muova (Reply #3)

Tue Feb 28, 2017, 09:07 PM

5. I'll See Your 'Albatross' and Raise You One 'Crunchy Frog' ...

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Response to eppur_se_muova (Reply #3)

Wed Mar 1, 2017, 02:46 AM

6. Love that one. Had never seen it. Thank you. n/t

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Mar 1, 2017, 04:50 PM

7. They are truely

Beautiful and majestic birds. Just a tremendous site to see them soaring at a couple of thousand feet. That enormous wing span of almost 12 feet.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Mar 3, 2017, 02:29 PM

8. crows are pretty wonderful too, but so many people hate them.

The babies of this year stay with mom and dad and help raise next years babies. I used to see 2 baby crows with 4 attentive adults and wonder what was going on. Also I used to see a crow in our yard who liked the peanuts we put out but he would wait until the squirrel had his share and left and then he would wait until the stellar bluejay was finished and then he would take his turn. One day I was out in the yard near the peanut feeder and a crow sat up in the tree nearby and purred at me. It sounded so much like a cats loud purr. Sounded like a thank you. And they pick up trash and take it away (that's more than people do)

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Response to demigoddess (Reply #8)

Sat Mar 4, 2017, 09:38 PM

9. So glad you took the time to comment. Had heard they are deeply intelligent, and social. Thanks. n/t

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