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Two males for every female: Antipodean Albatross in breeding crisis

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Food shortages are sending the female Antipodean Albatross (Left) on longer, and more perilous, foraging trips © Kath Walker Antipodean Albatrosses court for years, mate for life and work together to raise their young – but human activity is causing a sex ratio imbalance that is destroying their lifelong romance. This year, they have been uplisted to Endangered on the IUCN Red List due to worrying population declines.NIrHFyMB7Js

 

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