Wandering Albatross  |  

Diomedea exulans

Status: Vulnerable on the EPBC Act list

The Wandering Albatross has the longest wing-span of any ocean bird, spanning 2.5 – 3.5 m. In flight, the Wandering Albatross may appear somewhat humpbacked, and with pink toes visible.

Government evidence of impact of climate change:

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  • IUCN Red List Assessment, Diomedea exulans

    Shifts in the oceanic habitat have been demonstrated to negatively impact the species; and are likely to be exacerbated with future climate change; and expected to cause significant declines over the next three generation period (Pardo et al. 2017).