Oceanites – Storm-petrels

Millions of these birds are taking over almost all the oceans worldwide

These birds are small and fluttery with a dark blackish-brown (with hints of white) appearance. You’ll be in awe of them flying with their legs extended past the tail. They often enjoy the oceanic waves in loose groups of family and friends.

Don’t be fooled by their size, as they are well adapted to fight the strong winds. In fact, they’ve befriended the storms migrating long distances in all oceans (except the North Pacific and the Arctic). This ingenious bird has found a relatively easy way of foraging in which they follow baleen whales carrying plankton on their surface.