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Why Don’t Puffins And Murres Get Along?

Fact: Unlike the puffins that carry multiple fish at a time the murres carry a captured single fish lengthwise, parallel to bill. Photo Courtesy of Werner Witte

What Did The Fish Beg For?

Fact: The rapid flapping of their wings makes murres appear to fly very fast, but their speed is only about 60 km / 40 miles per hour. Photo Courtesy of Nigel Bewley

Water-Phobic Murre?

Fact: Because their tails are so short, murres use their feet as rudders for flying – spreading them apart for complicated maneuvers. They can’t turn sharply and sometimes have difficulty landing on stormy days, often bumping into the cliffs and needing several attempts to successfully land on a ledge. Photo Courtesy of Ron Wolf (Flickr)

How Did The Murre Get Into A Car Accident?

Fact: Murres spend most of their lives at sea. Photo Courtesy Of: funnywildlife (Flickr)

What Did The Murre Ask The Lady?

Fact:Murres travel up to 6000 km / 3730 miles a year during migration, covering up to 1000 km / 620 miles of that distance by swimming. Photo Courtesy of scalderphotography (Flickr)

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