Black-browed Albatross on Hull to Zeebrugge survey

Two of MARINElife Research Surveyors were lucky enough to spot a Black-browed Albatross off the Belgian coast during this months survey supported by P&O Ferries on the Pride of Bruges. Stephen Dunstan, the research Team Leader was able to get a quick photo of the huge bird normally to be found in the southern hemisphere as it glided past the ship. This is only the second albatross MARINElife researchers have spotted during 22 years of ferry surveys in Northern Europe.

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Black-browed Albatross (copyright: Stephen Dunstan)