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GALLERIES > BIRDS > PROCELLARIIFORMES > PROCELLARIIDAE > ANTARCTIC PETREL [Thalassoica antarctica]


Antarctic Petrel Image
 
 
Location: Scotia Sea
GPS: -58.4W, -45.3N MAP
Date: January 18, 2010
ID : 7C2V0879 [3888 x 2592]
Antarctic Petrel Image
 
 
Location: Scotia Sea
GPS: -58.4W, -45.3N MAP
Date: January 18, 2010
ID : 7C2V0880 [3888 x 2592]

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SPECIES INFO

The Antarctic Petrel (Thalassoica antarctica) is a boldly marked dark brown and white petrel, found in Antarctica, most commonly in the Ross and Weddell seas. They eat Antarctic krill, fish, and small squid. They feed while swimming but can dive well from the surface and the air.





                                     



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