13 January 2012
Vol 335, Issue 6065

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COVER A young wandering albatross (Diomedea exulans) glides smoothly over the Southern Ocean swell during a calm day. Albatrosses take advantage of ocean winds to travel more efficiently. Recent changes in Southern Ocean wind conditions have allowed wandering albatrosses to travel more rapidly and shift their foraging range southward, with positive influences on reproduction and potential contributions to albatross conservation. See page 211. Photo: Paul Tixier