Puffer Finch!

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The puffer finch is one of the rarest marvels we have yet discovered! It lives only on the shores of one island in the Caribbean, Virgin Gorda. Its size allows it to sustain itself on very little food. It plays in the warm shallows near the shoreline in search of succulent bits of seaweed. Should it need to escape aggressors, the puffer finch uses its bird-like call to attracted seahorses, which it clings to with its tiny fins, riding it to deeper waters. Fewer than five are thought to exist and the Caribbean government has taken steps to protect this wondrous animal. Swimming is banned at their breeding beaches and scientists work apace to understand more about this gentle creature.

 

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