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23 September, 2014

Who doesn’t like puffins? Anyone who says they dont is (a) lying and (b) not someone I want to be friends with. Puffins are the feathered equivalent of kittens – just sooooooooo damn cute!

It All Started In Iceland...

Puffin in Iceland In June, my mom and I drove several hours from Ísafjörður to Látrabjarg in order to see the puffins at this busy breeding spot. Atlantic puffins are the only puffins native to the Atlantic Ocean- wait….I just realized that if you say ‘puffin’ a lot, the word just gets cuter and cuter until your face is all scrunched up in a big ‘awwwww.’ Anyway, the Atlantic puffin breeds inIceland, Norway, Greenland, Newfoundland, and islands in the North Atlantic, going no farther south than Maine. They mainly fish from the sea by diving into the water, using their wings as underwater propulsion.

Puffin in Iceland These adorable and incredible relatives of the auk spend the autumn and winter out at sea, flying along the water’s surface for easy hunting. However, other than “out to sea in the north,” we don’t really know where they go. It’s a delightful mystery. In the late spring and summer…

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