Thursday, 2 August 2012

Cormorant's deep underwater dive filmed


A South American seabird's high-speed deep dive to the ocean floor has been filmed by researchers.
A camera was fitted to an imperial cormorant's back before it dived 150ft underwater off Argentina's Patagonia Coast in 40 seconds.
The footage shows how in just over a minute it finds and catches a fish, before returning to the surface.
A Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) team is studying the birds to help spot priority feeding areas.
The team led by Dr Flavio Quintana and including conservationists from the National Research Council of Argentina, was able to witness the birds' feeding techniques firsthand for the first time by capturing the underwater behaviour on camera.
Read on and watch video:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/19077825

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