albatross

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Related to albatrosses: Diomedeidae, wandering albatross
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Synonyms for albatross

an albatross around your neck

Synonyms for albatross

(figurative) something that hinders or handicaps

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New Zealand is actively working with international organisations such as the Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels (ACAP) and Regional Fisheries Management Organisations to highlight the concern for Antipodes Island wandering albatrosses when they leave New Zealand waters and to try and ensure fisheries bycatch risks are appropriately managed, even on the high seas.
She believes the fate of albatrosses has wider implications for the entire Southern Ocean ecosystem.
For the study, scientists attached highly sensitive GPS trackers to 16 wandering albatrosses in the Indian Ocean, the Independent reported.
Gliders would have a few limitations that albatrosses don't, however, Richardson said.
Every year long-line fishing boats set about three billion hooks, killing an estimated 300,000 seabirds every year, of which 100,000 are albatrosses.
Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) International Plan of Action for Reducing Incidental Catch of Seabirds in Longline Fisheries (FAO, 1999) and the Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels (ACAP1).
This means that albatrosses can spend more time incubating their eggs, which improves their breeding success.
HELP stamp out threats to albatrosses during the season of goodwill.
Albatrosses are the largest flying birds in the world, but it's estimated around 80,000 of them are killed each year by long-line fishing vessels.
At RSPB we have a festive plea - we need your help to stamp out threats to albatrosses during the season of goodwill.
Unlike the dodo, however, albatrosses are powerful fliers, and their young remain at sea for 5 to 8 years before returning to breed.
Huge albatrosses with wingspans of more than three metres soar above the cliffs and lighthouse at the Royal Albatross Centre, Taiaroa Head (www.
In his journal entries between January and April 1769 Banks writes numerous reports of albatrosses killed for scientific curiosity and for food.
This illustrated guide to albatrosses examines the mythology, habitat and behaviors of these large and hardy seabirds and provides a detailed glimpse of why they are able to endure some of the most inhospitable conditions on the planet.
This species is further distinguished from the other two species, the Laysan (Phoebastria immutabilis) and black-footed (Phoebastria nigripes) albatrosses, by its disproportionately large, blue-tipped, "bubblegumpink" bill and the golden neck mantle of adults.