National Geographic : 1936 Jan
THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE © National Geographic Society A ROBBER OF FISHLINES IS THE TUFTED PUFFIN, "OLD MAN OF TIIE SEA" The weird creature, with its yellow plumes, light eyes, and heavy, colored beak, is dubbed "sea parrot" by Alaska fishermen, and often is called stronger names when, diving deep, it cleans their hooks. The young in first plumage (right) and adult in winter (left background) lack the tufts and white face. The formidable bill and claws can deal savage blows. In the foreground swims a full-grown horned puffin of the northwest coast in summer splendor. Its "horn" above the eye can be raised or lowered.