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Sweeping flight and soaring by albatrosses

Nature volume 257, pages 307308 (25 September 1975) | Download Citation

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ALBATROSSES can fly over the sea for a long time without flapping their wings. Raleigh1 worked out a suitable method, known as dynamic soaring, to account for this and Idrac2 showed that this was the method used by the birds.

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    • J. A. WILSON

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