posted on Feb, 22 2013 @ 01:36 PM
God there are some very questionable individuals visiting ATS! That is not exactly how I want to put it but don't want my post removed because of
For the last time these are NOT seagulls! Nor do they 'tear each other apart' or eat plastic because they are stupid!
I was reading about this earlier today in an article in The Sunday Times, dated 10 th Feb 2013. It was about a female Laysan Albatross who was
originally tagged in 1956!
. That makes her 62
During this time it is believed she will have spent 90% of her time at sea and flown 3 million miles. She has hatched 35 chicks and has a wingspan of
6 1/2 feet.
The Laysan Albatross mate for life and are very tender with each other. They share the task of raising their single chick, taking it in turns to fly
up to a thousand miles to find food (fish).
The article goes on to say that Wisdom (as named by the scientists that have studied her for many years) is unusual in living so long because of all
the plastic in the ocean -
'Birds who are parents like Wisdom eat the plastic, mistaking it for food, regurgitate it and
feed their young with it, filling their stomachs with plastic and leaving them unable to feed'
There is more information and video/pictures at thesundaytimes.co.uk/news
The birds are truly wonderful and film posted by the OP had me in tears of sorrow and shame........because I know I have not always been as aware as I
am now, which makes me part of the problem.
Someone earlier commented that he has never seen a lion make a film about how awful and cruel lions can be...............well I hope he later realised