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Albatrosses And Shearwaters

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ALBATROSSES AND SHEARWATERS (S3x32) 3C set Martha Morrison Veranth Feathered Friends

1- 8 1s+2s+3s circle 6H round and back
9-16 2s dance up 1 place, cast and dance down between 3s and cast to face 1st corners
17-24 2s dance pass and turn with 1st corners and pass RSh to face 2nd corners, pass and turn with 2nd corners
25-32 1s+2s+3s dance the Knot with 3s+2s dancing ½ LH across. 231

(MINICRIB. Dance crib compiled by Charles Upton, Deeside Caledonian Society, and his successors)

Keith Rose's Crib Diagrams

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Albatrosses range widely in the North Pacific and the Southern Ocean. With their large wingspan (up to 3.5 meters (11.5 feet)) they are some of the largest flying birds. The Great albatrosses have the largest wingspans of any living bird.

Albatross displaying its large wingspan

Shearwaters are related to albatrosses, and fly over the waves with the help of air currents and winds. There are over 30 species of shearwaters. They use islands and cliffs to breed and use burrows for nesting.

Shearwater flying over the waves

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Text from this original Albatross article on Wikipedia.
Text from this original Shearwater article on Wikipedia.
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