Longest migration [Sea bird]
Last updated: October 11, 2017 at 21:36 pm
Sooty shearwaters (Puffinus griseus) travel about 64,000 km (40,000 miles) a year between their nesting areas in New Zealand to Japan, Alaska, British Columbia, the U.S. west coast, Mexico and even South America. They travel in search of food for which they will dive underwater to depths reaching 55 m (180 ft).
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