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Puffins are donning sexy little sunglasses in the name of science

The eyewear can help us understand the puffin perspective.
atlantic puffin

Puffins are so perfect, they almost don't look real.

Puffins don’t need sunglasses. Despite the glare off the shining sea and snow, these lil birds have managed to survive for many years without the aid of fashionable eyewear.

It is scientists, not puffins themselves, who have opted to design a tiny pair of yellow aviators and perch them gently upon the legendary puffin beak in order to shade their eyes from oncoming UV

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