A video recently made available shows how a cormorant successfully goes underwater at a depth of 150 feet (roughly 46 meters) in just 40 seconds, spends 80 seconds on the ocean floor searching for its next meal and then returns to the surface in the exact amount of time it took it to reach the sea's bed.
Apparently, this is the first time that conservationists succeeded in analyzing the cormorants’ hunting techniques this up close.
The footage comes to us from as far as Punta León in Patagonia, Argentina, where a team of researchers is striving to better understand the feeding behavior of cormorant colonies.
In the end, they hope to be able to determine exactly what needs to be done to keep this bird species from becoming extinct. Similar conservation projects are aimed at safeguarding penguins, albatross, and elephant seals.
You can watch the aforementioned video down below.