The Tragic Tale of the Great Auk

The Tragic Tale of the Great Auk

eBook - 2016
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For hundreds of thousands of years Great Auks thrived in the icy seas of the North Atlantic, bobbing on the waves, diving for fish and struggling up onto rocky shores to mate and hatch their fluffy chicks. But by 1844, not a single one of these magnificent birds was alive.
Publisher: 2016
ISBN: 9781554988662
9781554989928
Branch Call Number: OverDrive ebook
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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The Great Auk was a flightless bird that looked similar to a penguin but was completely unrelated. A graceful swimmer in the sea, the auk was clumsy on land, where it had to spend a month or more each year brooding its egg. This made it vulnerable to predators, especially humans, who were the mos... Read More »

The Great Auk was a flightless bird that looked similar to a penguin but was completely unrelated. A graceful swimmer in the sea, the auk was clumsy on land, where it had to spend a month or more each year brooding its egg. This made it vulnerable to predators, especially humans, who were the mos... Read More »


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