Clowns of the sea

🐧ANIMAL FACT🐧 Puffin birds (nicknamed sea parrots and clowns of the sea) spend most of their lives out at sea, resting on the waves when not swimming. In winter, their beaks are a dull grey color but in spring they bloom into color – this is thought to signal to other puffins assessing potential to mate! Scientists have also recently discovered that Puffins’ beaks are fluorescent and glow under UV light. Scorpions, stick insects and caterpillars are among the many other critters that glow under UV light.

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