diving petrel

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Noun1.Diving petrel - any of several small diving birds of southern hemisphere seasdiving petrel - any of several small diving birds of southern hemisphere seas; somewhat resemble auks
oceanic bird, pelagic bird - bird of the open seas
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138 An even more disproportionately large mouth in comparison to its body is that of Euripharynx pelecanoides, another remarkable abyssal fish (24 in [60 cm] long, on average), that has the further distinction of being the only known teleost to have five gill arches and six visceral slits.
Identification and breeding biology of the diving petrels Pelecanoides georgicus and P.