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Cormorants Show "Superbird" Abilities When Fishing For Prey
2012-08-01 13:33:56

[Watch Video] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Cormorants have long been known to be world class fishing birds, but a new video shows just what these airborne anglers are capable of. Researchers from the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and the National Research Council of Argentina recently fitted an imperial cormorant from Punta Lèon, a protected area in coastal Argentina, with a small camera, and observed it diving 150 feet underwater in 40...

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2009-05-18 07:10:00

After years of decline, bald eagles are springing forth with an aggressive appetite for great cormorant chicks.It's a phenomenon that threatens to wipe out the U.S. population.Some believe the eagles are finding less fish to eat and instead flying to Maine's remote rocky islands where they've been raiding the only known nesting colonies of great cormorants.In fact, the eagles are causing the numbers of the shiny black birds to fall from more than 250 pairs to 80 pairs since 1992."They're like...

2008-09-18 00:00:00

This hungry cormorant nearly bit off more than it could chew when it decided to make a meal of a very slippery fish. The bird was spotted struggling with a large eel off Monmouth beach in Lyme Regis, West Dorset. It lost its dinner a couple of times and had to dive down to retrieve it. When the eel was finally caught, a group of seagulls arrived to steal it and the bird ducked under the sea again to avoid a brawl. However, its persistence paid off as it polished off the eel with a...


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mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.