Amazing Video: Eiders Underwater

By Hugh Powell
August 13, 2008
Click to view the videoCommon Eider

3:00 p.m. Joel Heath, a recent Ph.D. from Simon Fraser University, spent his winters in Hudson Bay studying Common Eiders feeding in the few specks of open water that were left.

As if that wasn’t cold enough, he managed to record some amazing underwater video of eiders diving to the bottom, collecting mussels and urchins (which they swallow whole, spines and all).

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