When a puffin spies a school of small fish such as smelt, it dives through the school and uses its special beak to catch and hold a mouthful of fish. Pointy backward-facing barbs on the roof of its beak and a rough tongue help to hold onto the fish.
Did You Know?
Diving Experts:Puffins are built for diving and swimming underwater with small, sturdy wings and webbed feet. A puffin can carry up to 60 small fish in its beak at once!