Albatross Sentence Examples
The albatross is of course the most conspicuous sea bird.
Several species of albatross are known; for the smaller forms see Mallemuck.
The sea-elephant and sea-leopard are characteristic. Penguins of various kinds are abundant; a teal (Querquedula Eatoni) peculiar to Kerguelen and the Crozets is also found in considerable numbers, and petrels, especially the giant petrel (Ossifraga gigantea), skuas, gulls, sheath-bills (Chionis minor), albatross, terns, cormorants and Cape pigeons frequent the island.
Actual or projected routes for telegraph cables across the deep sea have also been sounded with extreme accuracy in many cases; but beyond these lines of sounding the vast spaces of the ocean remain unplumbed save for the rare researches of scientific expeditions, such as those of the " Challenger," the " Valdivia," the " Albatross " and the " Scotia."
The Suffolk Crag has yielded the unmistakable bones of an albatross, Diomedea.Advertisement
The early explorers of the great Southern Sea cheered themselves with the companionship of the albatross in its dreary solitudes; and the evil hap of him who shot with his cross-bow the bird of good omen is familiar to readers of Coleridge's Rime of the Ancient Mariner.
Since 1860 several visits have been paid to the group by scientific investigators - by Dr Habel in 1868; Messrs Baur and Adams, and the naturalists of the "Albatross," between 1888 and 1891; and in 1897-1898 by Mr Charles Harris, whose journey was specially undertaken at the instance of the Hon.
Stray specimens of the great king penguin have been observed, and there are also mollymauks (a kind of albatross), Cape pigeons and many carrion birds.
Coleridge was anxious to embody a dream of a friend, and the suggestion of the shooting of the albatross came from Wordsworth, who gained the idea from Shelvocke's Voyage (1726).
Red clay is the deposit peculiar to the abysmal area; 70 carefully investigated samples collected by the " Challenger " came from an average depth of 2730 fathoms, 97 specimens collected by the " Tuscarora " came from an average depth of 2860 fathoms, and 26 samples obtained by the " Albatross " in the Central Pacific came from an average depth of 2620 fathoms. Red clay has not yet been found in depths less than 2200 fathoms. The main ingredient of the deposit is a stiff clay which is plastic when fresh, but dries to a stony hardness.Advertisement
Sailors capture the bird for its long wing-bones, which they manufacture into tobacco-pipe stems. The albatross lays one egg; it is white, with a few spots, and is about 4 in.
Senior ministers have expressed disquiet and the issue may well become an albatross for the next Labor government.
The study is reported in the journal Science, and outlines, for the first time, the year-round habitat of the grey-headed albatross.
A boardwalk leads from a small meteorological station to the hilltop observatories of the royal albatross.
The final albatross species was the White-capped form of Shy albatross species was the White-capped form of Shy Albatross.Advertisement
Along for the ride is his randy wiseacre albatross companion, Kir, who is constantly getting the pair into difficulties.
It is the most important site for breeding seabirds in the south Atlantic, and the main breeding site for the Tristan albatross.
We no longer saw Great Shearwaters and Grey-headed Albatross as we were too far south and we saw only the occasional Soft-plumaged petrel.
Sea birds include shearwaters, fulmars, petrels and royal and wandering albatross.
These 20 islands are home to five seal species, massive penguin rookeries as well as a wealth of seabirds from albatross to skuas.Advertisement
The largest species, the wandering albatross, has a wingspan of 11 feet and can live for 50 years or more.
The oldest pub in Berkeley, California, The Albatross, provides seventeen board games for the enjoyment of their patrons.
The moko process relies on using sharpened uhi (chisels) made from Albatross bone and struck with a mallet to drive pigments into the skin.
We have thus light-bodied and I The wings of the albatross, when fully extended, measure across the back some 14 ft.
During our walk across the island, we were fortunate to see the single juvenile albatross that had not left.Advertisement
Seal Island and Penguin Island are in the bay; Ichaboe, Mercury, and Hollam's Bird islands are to the north; Halifax, Long, Possession, Albatross, Pomona, Plumpudding, and Roastbeef islands are to the south.
The flight of the albatross supplies the necessary illustration.
Among the birds of the island are the eagle, hawk, petrel, owl, finch, peewit, diamond bird, fire-tail, robin, emu-wren, crow, swallow, magpie, blackcap, goatsucker, quail, ground dove, parrot, lark, mountain thrush, cuckoo, wattlebird, whistling duck, honeybird, Cape Barren goose, penguin duck, waterhen, snipe, albatross and laughing jackass.