The Antarctic Shag is the only member of the cormorant family to venture down to the Antarctic peninsula
Not to be confused for a raunchy encounter in the South Pole, the Antarctic Shag is the only member of the cormorant family to venture down to the Antarctic peninsula. Here, the sea bird spends its time chilling on cliffs and rocky slopes, diving into the freezing water to feast on fish, crustaceans and basically any invertebrates caught in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Childish jokes about their name aside, Antarctic Shags are actually monogamous, and only mate with one partner each nesting season. Males attract breeding partners with a greeting display that involves stretching their wings out wide. Speaking of wings, this species has an impressive set that allows them to reach flight speeds of around 50km per hour!