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Albatrosses are sea birds mentioned only a few times in the DreamWorks Dragons Franchise.

Description

Albatrosses, also called tubenoses, are large sea birds of the family Diomedeidae. There are 21 species of albatrosses, out of which 19 are threatened. They are the birds with the largest wingspan on Earth, with some exemplars reaching up 3.7 meters.

The albatross is an easily identifiable bird with long, narrow wings, a large head, and a long, strong bill which is hooked at the end and has sharp blades on either side to handle slippery prey. There are three toes on each of the albatross's feet with webbed skin between each one. Unlike many other species of bird, the albatross has no hind toes as these sea-birds simply have no need for them.

Function

Albatrosses are mainly only mentioned in passing in the Franchise, but Drago Bludvist does indicate that albatross figure minimally into folklore. According to him, sailors thought the birds carried their souls - presumably to an afterlife - when they died at sea.

In reality, albatross and other sea birds have been hunted for food and feathers for decoration. The Maori people in the Pacific thought they represented their ancestors.

Appearances

Games

School of Dragons

Albatrosses are briefly mentioned in the stable quests, during some missions. While dragons are sent on quests, there are logs which tell the player what happens to the dragons during the journey. One option is that the dragons meet a flock of albatrosses and fly with them.

Dragons: Rise of Berk

Drago Bludvist mentions albatross during the 'Defend Berk' feature with Fleet 187, "Super(stitious) Men, Part VII".

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References

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