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Giant Petrel on Deck


Mystic Seaport

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About this artifact

This is a photo of a giant petrel on the deck of a whaler. Petrels are seabirds who are aggressive predators and scavengers. Whalers used to call them gluttons. Another common name for them is the Stinker. Petrels were often mistaken as Albatross, also called Gooney Birds.

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