birding-aus boobies

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Subject: birding-aus boobies
From: "sonnenburg" <>
Date: Tue, 10 Aug 1999 10:31:55 +1000
Does anyone out there know if boobies/gannets have, in effect, shock absorbers in their heads in the form of a pad of gristle behind their bills?  I am told this is to minimise the effect of the bid hitting the water in a dive after fish.  Any help appreciated.
Roy Sonnenburg
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