Well Adapted for a Plunge-diving Lifestyle
JANUARY 29, 2014
Unlike an ill equipped diver like me, Boobies have adaptations for a plunge-diving lifestyle: forward-facing eyes and streamlined heads and body. Watching Humboldt seabirds on the cold waters off the coast of South America , I noticed that of them dive for their fish/food. Small birds will take shallow dives with little or no head start (terns and some gulls) whereas other will take impressive head starts for deeper dives and generally larger fish.