New albatross colony on King George Island


The potential implications of climate change leading to the recent southern range expansion of Light-mantled Sooty Albatrosses notwithstanding, I think the most interesting thing about this article is simply that we in the Northern Hemisphere know so little about the Southern. I had never even heard of King George Island – I guess I assumed that South Georgia was about as far south as you could go without specifically being in Antarctic waters. It’s pretty cool to consider that King George represents at least a 1500 km range expansion for these albatrosses.

Thanks to Matt Walker, Editor of BBC Earth News, for the story.

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