02 August 2012

DEEP DIVING CORMORANT FILMS ITS OWN HUNT

Courtesy of the Wildlife Conservation Society, this footage of an imperial cormorant fitted with a camera on its back as it dives for 40 seconds to ~150 feet (45 meters), hunts for minute on the seafloor, then catches a snakelike fish, which it carries to the surface to eat. 
  
Cool. But hopefully they take that camera off soon. Remember this study in Nature showing that the survival of king penguins wearing small bands on their flippers dropped by 16 percent, and that they produced 39 percent fewer chicks, and how this might have skewed the data on all kinds of research (notably, climate change)?
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