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Uploaded on Saturday 26 Nov 2011 by Peter Prokosch

Southern Giant Petrel (Macronectes giganteus), Antarcticv Peninsular

Year: 2011
From collection: Antarctic biodiversity
Taken by: Peter Prokosch
The species is the largest of the (mostly much smaller) petrels, sometimes mistaken for a small albatross. THey are important scavengers, feeding on carcasses of penguins , other birds and seals. Many of them are annually dying as they are caught on the hooks of long-line fishing boats.
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