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Watch This: First-Bird View of Cormorant Diving 150 Feet Underwater For Fishy Snack

80beatsBy Sophie BushwickAugust 2, 2012 7:18 PM


Sign up for our email newsletter for the latest science news To an untrained eye, the imperial cormorants that cover the shore of a Patagonian beach all look alike---but one stands out. Because this sea bird has a camera mounted on its back. So when the cormorant dives into the water, we get a birds-eye view as it travels 150 feet in about 40 seconds and then seeks out food on the ocean floor. The deep-diving cormorant is one of hundreds that the Wildlife Conservation Society tracks to ensure that the birds have places to live where they can be protected---and well fed.

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