Feather “fingerprints” reveal secrets of endangered seabirds
Earth.com, Other, 19/02/2023, Andrei Ionescu
With the largest wingspan of any living bird on Earth, the Wandering Albatross is a spectacular creature. Unfortunately, like many other tube-nosed bird species, it is currently under threat of extinction. Now, a team of scientists led by the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) and the University of South Australia (UNISA) has found that the feathers of seabirds such as the albatross can provide clues about their long-distance foraging, which could protect these endangered species from further decline.