Where do albatross live?


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Albatross habitat ranges from the North Pacific to the Southern Ocean. Any current trace of their existence is absent from the North Pacific waters and shorelines beyond the occasional stray wanderer.

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Albatross have such a wide habitat range; they also have the longest wingspans of all birds and are able to ride long distances on ocean surfaces. They are very rarely even seen on land, except during breeding and nesting season, but they prefer remote islands for these purposes rather than populated areas.

There are 22 separate species of albatross, with 19 of these species in current danger of becoming extinct. These birds have been widely hunted for their feathers over the years, and feral cats, rats and other predators threaten their existence. Overfishing is depleting their natural food supply.

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