Atlantic Puffins

By: Lexy and Daniel

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Notes: Physical Description


What does this animal look like? Be sure to name unique characterstics of your animal!

  • They grow 10-12 inches tall
  • Their beak is black, orange,and yellow
  • Their wingspan is 21-24 inches long
  • They have a short and stout beak

Does your animal always look the same, or does its appearance ever change? (From baby to adult? From season to season?)

  • The puffin is a big, gray, puff when it's a baby
  • It has a dull gray beak when its young
  • The puffin is covered in soft down

Does your animal's appearance protect it in any way?

  • There feathers are little life jacket to help them swim



Notes: Habitat


Where does your animal live?

  • They live on the coasts of north western European countries
  • They also live on the southern coasts of greenland and north eastern parts of canada

What is that place like? (Forest, desert, water, weather?)

  • They live on the land in the cliffs
  • The puffins spend a lot of time in the water
  • It would be dangerous for them to live in the water

Is that place always the same? Does it ever change? How?

  • It does when the seasons turn to spring and then summer
  • The rising sea levels cause the puffin to live higher up on cliffs.
  • In the Winter the sea freezes




Notes: Food Chain


What does your animal's food chain look like?
  • Puffins predators are weasels, mink, and foxes
  • The Puffins eat herring, zooplankton, squids, sand lances, and capelin
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Does your animal prey on any other animals? If so, name them!

  • Puffins eat herring, zooplankton, squids, sand lances, and capelins
  • In the oceans that they live in food is plentiful

Does your animal have any predators? If so, name them!

  • The puffins predators are weasels, mink, and foxes
  • These animals try to go after puffins eggs because they make easy bait



Notes: Life Cycle

How does your animal's life cycle begin? As a baby? An egg?

  • The Puffin begins as an egg
  • Then a chick hatches from the egg big and fluffy
  • Then a teenager
  • Then finally a fully grown adult can start mating and having eggs

What changes does your animal go through to become an adult?

  • It starts as a puffy chick with dull grey down and a gray beak
  • Than it grows up into a colorful adult




I Wonder Questions (and answers)

  • I wonder how Puffins grow from dull to bright?
  • Puffins grow from dull to bright by shedding all their fluffy down and their colorful flight feathers grow in.


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