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Australasian Gannet: Flying Torpedo

Australasian Gannet, Morus serrator

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torpedo:— noun (plural torpedoes)

1 a cigar-shaped self-propelled underwater missile.

 

They are perfectly build for the job of plunge diving into the water to locate their meal.

They generally don't acquire it as they enter the water, but swim around up to 50m or more below to catch squid and fish.

 

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Taken on August 16, 2019