By JJ Harrison ( (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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Albatrosses, of the biological family Diomedeidae, are large seabirds allied to the procellariids, storm petrels anddiving petrels in the order Procellariiformes (the tubenoses). They range widely in the Southern Ocean and the NorthPacific. They are absent from the North Atlantic, although fossil remains show they once occurred there too and occasional vagrants are found. Albatrosses are among the largest of flying birds, and the great albatrosses (genus Diomedea) have the largest wingspans of any extant birds, reaching up to […]