This video from Australia says about itself:
Ecomare museum in the Netherlands reports that millions of years ago, albatrosses used to live in the north Atlantic as well.
In the Netherlands, an albatross bone of a few million years old has been found.
Still older, 30 million years, is a find from Terhagen village near Antwerp in Belgium. Albatross fossil bones, the oldest ones in Europe, were discovered there over a century ago. Only now they have been studied; they got the name Tydea septentrionalis.
Why did albatrosses become extinct in the north Atlantic we still don’t know. Maybe the Ice Age caused problems for the birds?
Sub-tropical waters important but risky for non-breeding southern Albatrosses: here.