‘ONLINE’ Beaty@Home Live: Albatross

Some albatross are so small that they can fit in your hand while others can have 3 meter wingspans! Join Ildiko Szabo, Collections Curator for the Cowan Tetrapod Collection in an exploration of these almost mythical wanderer of our imaginations, poetry and the Southern Oceans.

Ildiko will take us behind the scenes today sharing the Beaty’s collections of tubenose (albatross family) specimens live from the museum. This is your opportunity to learn who the albatross cousins are, and why they are called tubenoses.

Albatross (Phoebastria albatrus and Phoebastria immutabilis) at Northwest Hawaiian Islands National Monument, Midway Atoll. White House photo by Shealah Craighead, Public Domain.

This informal chat with a researcher is recommended for ages 9 and up with the support of an adult. You’ll have opportunity to ask questions if you join us live!

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Image: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Phoebastria_albatrus#/media/File:Albatross_birds_at_Northwest_Hawaiian_Islands_National_Monument,_Midway_Atoll,_2007March01.jpg