Waved Albatross in Flight The Waved Albatross is a large, heavy seabird. Its body can be up to 33" long, can weigh up to 11 lbs with a wingspan of 8'. They prefer to eat squid but can snatch fish and crabs from shallow water. They also scavenge carcasses of dead whales and seals and are known to pick up any floating items including human garbage like plastics. They also feed sitting on the water making shallow dives. To take off from the surface they “walk” on the water and flap their wings vigorously. Punta Suarez, Espanola Island.
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