The Natural World of Southern Vancouver Island through the lens of Captain Yves- part 6
They are members of the auk family.
They are wide spread on the west coast from Alaska to California and also reside on the East Coast of Canada.
Almost every time we take a trip out on the Salish Sea we see this species.
They are fantastic divers and go as deep as 150 feet using its wings to help swim
They build no nest and instead use shallow depressions on rocky cliff edges.
The eggs that are laid are pear shaped, this means when the egg is accidentally knocked it will roll in a circle and not fall off the cliff.