Petrels gather food in a variety of ways. Some, like the storm petrels and fairy prions, take food from the sea’s surface without landing. At the other extreme, sooty shearwaters dive 60 metres or more to find food. Some of the others fish in the top few metres of the sea.
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Source: Kerry-Jayne Wilson, Flight of the huia. Christchurch: Canterbury University Press, 2004, p. 240