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noaasanctuaries: Piracy on the open ocean!  Parasitic jaegers…

Monday, June 24th, 2019

noaasanctuaries:

Piracy on the open ocean! 

Parasitic jaegers get their name from their habit of pursuing other birds and forcing them to drop their catch so the jaeger can take it. Also known as Arctic skuas, these birds breed in the Arctic then migrate south along coastlines. Here, a parasitic jaeger is pursuing a laughing gull near Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary. 

(Photo: Peter Flood) 

[Image description: Parasitic jaeger flying right behind a laughing gull.]

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