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25 Facts About PUFFINS ~ Part 2 of 5

Continuing with 25 facts about Puffins, part two of five. Below are some facts I learned and wanted to share. 

In case you missed part one, you can read it here: 25 Facts About PUFFINS ~ Part 1 of 5

These Puffins always make me smile. I hope they do the same for you. We can never have too many smiles.

*Photos Courtesy of Nat Geo

  • Question of

    WHAT DO PUFFINS EAT?

    • 1. Adult puffins eat mostly small fish.
    • 2. Diets vary due to the variety of fish around.
  • Question of

    HOW MANY FISH CAN A PUFFIN CARRY IN ITS BEAK AT ONE TIME?

    • 1. Average is 10 fish per trip.
    • 2. The record in Britain is a whopping 62 fish at once!
    • 3. The puffinโ€™s beak is specialized to hold all these fish.
  • Question of

    HOW LONG CAN A PUFFIN STAY UNDERWATER?

    • 1. A puffin can dive for up to a minute.
    • 2. Most dives usually last 20 to 30 seconds.
  • Question of

    HOW FAST CAN A PUFFIN FLY?

    • 1. A puffin can fly 48 to 55 mph (77 to 88 km/hr).
    • 2. The puffin beats its wings to achieve this speed reaching up to 400 beats a minute.
  • Question of

    HOW CAN YOU TELL A MALE FROM A FEMALE PUFFIN?

    • 1. Males are usually slightly larger than females.
    • 2. This is most noticeable only when a pair is standing together.

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