As well as looking super cute, apparently puffins have specially designed beks that help them carry lots of fish!
Inside the beak are what are known as ‘denticles’ which are spines that face towards the throat. Puffins use their tongue to push fish against the denticles while they carry on hunting for more fish.
Puffins can carry several fish back to their nest at a time. The average catch is around 10 fish per trip but the record in Britain is a whopping 62 fish at once! The puffin’s beak is specialized to hold all these fish. Thanks to @bass23 for the great picture shared vua Instagram
Originally posted 2021-12-29 02:58:00.