Richard Phillips talks about albatrosses

My day-to-day work happens far from Antarctica at a desk in Florida, writing and testing code that simulates albatross behavior. To make these computer models as realistic as possible I rely on observations from the field.

The British Antarctic Survey (BAS) has been monitoring Antarctic albatrosses for over 50 years, and it is their data that I use to build and validate the computer models. Dr. Richard Phillips from BAS recently returned from a three-month trip to the albatross colonies Bird Island in the South Atlantic Ocean. Listen to him talking about his work with these magnificent birds:

The interview was kindly shared by the producers of the podcast series Naturally Speaking by the Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health and Comparative Medicine at the University of Glasgow. The music was sampled from “The Curtain Rises” and “Early Riser” by Kevin MacLeod ( Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0