Love is in the air....and the water. During courtship Atlantic puffins engage in a hovering flight called the "moth flight" as well as pair-swimming together in the ocean. Monogamous couples share in the responsibilities of feeding their young, doing so three to nine times a day after diving deep in pursuit of fish, small crustaceans and squid. But puffin colonies are hardy a safe refuge for growing families, threatened as they are by egg gathering and hunting by humans and the introduction of feral cats, dogs and rats.
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