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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 (as on the picture), other birds and seals. Many of them are annually dying as they are caught on the hooks of long-line fishing boats. For any form of publication, please include the link to this page: www.grida.no/resources/3223

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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