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Ocean Sunfish (Mola-Mola)

Spotted on a Puffin Watching boat trip out to Matinicus Rock, this gigantic bony fish was near the surface basking in the sun. Known for their odd shape, and enormous weight, these fish date back to the extinction of dinosaurs. Evolving from a line of pufferfish that swam further into the open ocean, the Sunfish

How Does The Murre Take Its Fish?

Scientific Name:Uria aalgeOther Names: Atlantic Murre, Guillemot (British) Guillemot marmette (French) Arao común (Spanish) Photo Courtesy Of: faunafacts (Flickr)

Bird-Feeding Basics

More than 100 North American bird species supplement their natural diets with birdseed, suet, fruit, and nectar obtained from feeders. Feeding birds can benefit them and also provides great birdwatching opportunities in your own backyard. (Learn how to make your backyard bird friendly.) Often, people think of feeding birds in the winter when their natural

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

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