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Uria lomvia (Brünnich's Guillemot) is a species of birds in the family auks. They are native to the Palearctic, Atlantic Ocean, The Nearctic, Arctic Ocean, and Pacific Ocean. They are diurnal carnivores. Individuals can grow to 73 cm. They have parental care (female provides care, paternal care, and pair provides care). They rely on flight, lift powered swimming, and swimming to move around.

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  • URI: https://eol.org/schema/terms/lift_based_swimming
  • Definition: Hydrofoils, or fins, are used to push against the water to create a normal force to provide thrust, propelling the animal through water. The reduction of fin cross-sectional area helps to minimize drag, and therefore increase efficiency. Regardless of size of the animal, at any particular speed, maximum possible lift is proportional to (wing area) x (speed)<sup>2</sup>. Dolphins and whales have large, horizontal caudal hydrofoils, while many fish and sharks have vertical caudal hydrofoils.
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Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of Brünnich's Guillemot. View this species on GBIF