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An Atlantic Puffin soars past the second-tallest lighthouse in Maine, Petit Manan Light.


Atlantic Puffins are celebrated for their diving prowess and colorful beaks. At Maine's Petit Manan Wildlife Refuge, a thriving puffin colony benefits from conservation work, nesting in rocky burrows to protect their young. Here, these birds showcase unique behaviors like 'billing,' a beak-rubbing display of courtship, highlighting the refuge's role in preserving their numbers and natural behaviors. Built in 1817, Petit Manan Light stands at a tall 119 feet. Although now it is automated, a keeper remained in charge of PML until 1972. 

Nautical Navigator - Atlantic Puffin

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