Our animals

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The Pond

Water lillies

The wide creek

Danish lake

Danish stream

Danish forest lake

Herrings in the Sound

Boulder reef in the Sound

Hideouts of the seabed

Sandy bottom

Eelgrass in the Sound

Faroese bird cliff

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Atlantic puffin

Atlantic puffin

Cuckoo wrasse

Cuckoo wrasse

Ballan wrasse

Ballan wrasse

Atlantic cod

Atlantic cod

Saithe

Saithe

Pouting

Pouting

Atlantic wolffish

Atlantic wolffish

European eel

European eel

European conger

European conger

European plaice

European plaice

European flounder

European flounder

Turbot

Turbot

Common murre

Common murre

Facts

LatinUria aalge
Size46 cm
FoodFish, small crustaceans and squid
HabitatRocky shores
IUCN

Least concern

LocationThe Northern Hemisphere
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A good swimmer

Just like the puffin, the common murre is a good swimmer. The common murre feeds by catching fish that it dives for. It can dive down to about 50 metres in depth in its search for food.

Our common murre

Our common murre was found in 2018 close to Den Blå Planet. It was very weak and the animal keepers took care of it until it recuperated. Now it lives with the other birds in the aquarium.

Exists in Denmark

During the breeding season, common murres gather in large colonies of up to 500,000 pairs. Outside the breeding season from August to February, it is possible to see common murres along most of the coasts of Denmark.


Seaotter

Reef in the Pacific Ocean

An ocean of plastic

The coast of the Pacific