Dear Isabella, The fist time that I sailed into the Southern Ocean, I had a book about seabirds, and, of course, it had pictures of the birds, and descriptions of their behavior, and so i was able to identify the albatross. Plus I had a shipmate, Bill Biewenga, who had sailed in 3 round the world races, and so he had seen many albatrosses before. They are magnificent birds, with a big wingspan, and they almost never flap their wings. You can read some more about them in the Expert Essay on Wildlife by Sy Montgomery. It is a fantastic essay.

Question submitted by Isabella, Age 7, FasTracKids Irapuato