Every couple has a story of how they met, even a couple of seabirds. Meet Wisdom and Akeakamai. They are laysan albatrosses and they became life-long partners on the dance floor.
"Each step in the dance is combined usually with a call or a chuckle or a mutter," says Breck Taylor, a seabird researcher at University of California, Santa Cruz. "And there’s one particular [step] when both birds point their bills to the sky, stare at each other eye to eye and moo like a cow."
Taylor says all albatrosses dance to find a mate. All that muttering and mooing pays off because dancing is crucial to help the pair bond.
"When you see [it] work well, it does your heart good because you know they’ve made it a long way on the way to the relationship."