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For the TAS episode of the same name, please see "Albatross".

An albatross was a large seabird from Earth that was revered by ancient mariners.

Paul Stamets referred to Hugh Culber as his albatross or "ball and chain". (DIS: "Project Daedalus")

The albatross is the main focus of The Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge and the poem refers to someone bearing a burden or facing an obstacle is said to have "an albatross around his neck", which was the punishment for the mariner who killed an albatross.

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