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Uria lomvia (Thick Billed Murre) is a species of birds in the family auks. They are native to the Palearctic, Atlantic Ocean, Pacific Ocean, Arctic Ocean, and The Nearctic. They are diurnal carnivores. Individuals can grow to 73 cm. They have parental care (paternal care, female provides care, and pair provides care). They rely on swimming, flight, and lift powered 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 Thick-billed murre. View this species on GBIF