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Flight Path

 

On April 23, 1995 we put five transmitters on waved albatrosses in the Galápagos Islands.  Female 4 was the first albatross that we "tagged".  She had laid her egg on that same day.  Two days later her mate (Male 7) returned from a feeding trip and took over incubation of their egg, and she left right away.  Female 4 flew straight to the coast of Peru, travelling constantly for five days, and then spent 20 days in a fairly small area there.  After that long stay near Peru she flew back to her nest on  Española Island.  The entire trip took one month, from April 25 to May 25!

Each one of the white dots is a location provided by the Argos satellites.

 

 

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