Tufted Puffin - Fratercula cirrhata

Length 1.2-1.3 ft (36.0-41.0 cm)
Wingspan 1.9 ft (58.4 cm)
Weight 1.7 lb (773 g)
Clutch Size 1
Chicks at birth Semi-precocial
IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern
Continents:NA, AS

The Tufted Puffin are found throughout the North Pacific Ocean. The Tufted Puffin has relatively short wings which is an adaptation for diving and swimming underwater. A great place to see them close up is in Seward, Alaska at the Alaska SeaLife Center. To see them in the wild, take one of the tour boats out of Seward.

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