from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various small auks of the genus Aethia and related genera of northern Pacific coasts and waters.
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- n. Any of several small seabirds in the genera Aethia, Cerorhinca and Ptychoramphus of the auk family Alcidae.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A little auk.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any of several small auks of the northern Pacific coasts
The two most harvested species are crested auklet (Aethia cristatella) (about 12,000) and common murre (about 10,000) .
Watch this human version of crested auklet allo-anointing:
The article, Prenuptial perfume: Alloanointing in the social rituals of the crested auklet Aethia cristatella and the transfer of arthropod deterrents, will be published in the German journal Naturwissenschaften.
Additionally, seabirds including Northern fulmars and Cassin's auklet have been injured or killed.
To test his theory, he went into the laboratory with a few auklet feathers.
Hector Douglas, a University of Alaska Fairbanks researcher, said he made the discovery in the feathers of the crested auklet after applying a little scientific intuition and sacrificing some of his own blood....
"It was clear the auklet samples kept mosquitoes away".
The auklet, the puffin and the kingfishers burrow into the friendly and solid earth.
The shy rhino auklet - which only nests on two other islands in Alaska - has returned despite the marmots 'egg-eating habits and a near 20-year absence.
The burrows were unusual auklet habitat, since they were not on vegetated slopes that the auklets usually prefer.
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