I have decided to be topical for a change and write a post the morning it’s published, about the morning it’s published! Sadly, nothing much is going on this Friday morning. I’ve got a cup of tea, I’m listening to some cracking pop music and the best story on the news is that there was a strong earthquake off New Zealand that was far enough offshore it didn’t really do anything.
I had a look at maps of the area and it’s just ocean, so the epicentre would have only hit fish and albatross. I don’t care much about fish, but I’ve seen albatrosses up close and they’re cool birds so here’s some albatross facts to start your weekend.
- Albatrosses can drink seawater.
- Adult non-breeding albatrosses are either flying or floating so earthquakes don’t bother them.
- Albatrosses can stay at sea for years without touching land.
- There’s a wild albatross that’s known to be over 65 years old, some could be older.
- Albatrosses are big- up to a 3.5m wingspan.
- It’s hard to picture how giant that is until they’re flying next to your head.
- Albatrosses will happily eat the results of human seasickness.
I hope these facts come in handy!