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  • n  black-and-white short-necked web-footed diving bird of northern seas

  • Since the all but defenseless great auk provided a source of meat and oil, fishermen clubbed the birds to death by the millions on the rookeries off Newfoundland.
  • By landing triumphantly in Buzzards Bay, Wheeler brought the great auk back from extinction, at least in the human imagination.
  • Looking somewhat like a dove-sized penguin, the little auk is helpless on land.

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