|The female waved albatrosses
all followed the basic pattern of going directly to the Peruvian coast and hanging out
there for ten days to two weeks. The males were going to be interesting because in
some other albatross species in other parts of the world the males and females have
different feeding strategies, and they go to different places for their food.
However, Male 7 didn't give any indication that this pattern would be found in waved albatrosses. He flew on a straight line to the same place as the females did. By this time we had started calling the Peruvian coastal region simply the "foraging site". ("Forage" means to look for food.)
Male 7's transmitter fell off him into the ocean after 11 days... rats!
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