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Southern Giant Petrel (Macronectes giganteus), Antarcticv Peninsular

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.

Year: 2016

From album: Antarctic biodiversity

Photographer: Peter Prokosch

Tags: Antarctica Arctic Atlantic change climate Environmental fauna Global ocean Pacific Southern worldwide

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