Definition of murre
: any of a genus (Uria) of black-and-white alcids; especially : a common seabird (U. aalge) of northern seas
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Good flyers like sandpipers and murres tend to lay eggs that are more elongated and more asymmetrical—a bit like the shape of a Zeppelin—likely because lots of time in the air requires lightweight, compact bodies.
Common murres, for instance, are fast, powerful fliers and have asymmetric eggs, as do least sandpipers, which migrate long distances.
Wildlife sightings are scarce this trip, mainly penguin-like murres, although a dozen Zodiac riders spot a polar bear and cubs ashore.
San Francisco Whale Tours posted on Facebook more photos after boats followed three or four humpback whales and calves, harbor seals and and birds, such as common murres and Brandt's cormorants.
Sea lions, common murres, and Cassin's auklets died by the thousands because of a lack of food.
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Origin and Etymology of murre
First Known Use: 1794See Words from the same year
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