The Dive Bombing Birds of Newfoundland

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As we enter the last month of 2018, our team is already eager to start a new field season in beautiful #Newfoundland! Here is one of our highlights for summer 2018 with over a 100 humpback whales and thousands of seabirds feeding on capelin near our study sites off the NE coast!

— Davoren Lab (@DavorenLab) December 2, 2018

I’ll be the first to admit I know very little about birds.  Looking at a checklist of birds of Newfoundland, and knowing the impressiveness of gannets diving, I am wondering if these are northern gannets (Morus bassanus) .  BBC Earth also has superb video fo these dive bombers.

I think Eric Moreno sums up nicely.

WOW… I thought this was @USNavy @RoyalNavy machine gun fire striking the surface….

nope just thousands of diving birds striking the water for some delicious capelin. @DrAndrewThaler @DrCraigMc @LaurelCoons

— Eric

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