The Imperial cormorant is a medium-sized sea bird living in southern Argentina. About 3,500 breeding pairs of the birds live in Punta Leon, a coastal protected area. Here, researchers from the Wildlife Conservation Society have captured a video of these birds diving in the ocean, searching for food. The video was made with the help of a tiny camera strapped to the bird's back.
The entire dive lasts about two and a half minutes, smashing previous estimates about how long these birds can hold their breath (researchers thought they topped out at 70 seconds). In the video you can see the bird diving down 150 feet in 40 seconds, then strutting around the bottom of the ocean like it lives there, looking for a tasty fish morsel.