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The Small Fish Still Have Predators

Adult puffins mostly eat small fish, such as sand eels, herring, hake and capelin.  Puffin diets vary from colony to colony because of the variety of fish around the breeding islands.  During winter puffins may also eat crustaceans, but their preferred food is fish.  On the Project Puffin islands, young puffins are usually fed fish

Catch Of The Day For The Fatling

The Atlantic Puffin’s beak is serrated to help hold onto fish as hunts, and it has been recorded with up to 83 sand eels in its beak. Puffins are also equipped with an extra bone in its jaw to prevent the fish at the tip from falling out. Photo Courtesy of: silly-kat