How many fish are puffins capable of catching at a time?
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Correct Answer: 61! While adults usually carry only one or two 12 to 15 centimetre capelin or sandlance fish at a time, they can catch a lot more if the fish are small enough. The record observed number of fish held at one time by a puffin in Canada is 61. How can a puffin catch and hold 61 fish in its bill? In the puffin’s mouth, a series of backward-pointing spines project from the tongue and top of mouth and hold the food in place while more is being caught.
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