Greater Shearwaters. These birds are part of the order Procellariiformes, which is distinguished by the nasal salt glands on top of the birds’ bills. Colloquially dubbed tube noses, Procellariiformes drink salt water at sea and then excrete excess salt through their glands. To get these two pictures, we chummed with herring on a whale watching trip, which caused every gull in the Bay of Fundy, along with a couple shearwaters, to pay us a visit.

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