This is particularly helpful when they grab slippery fish.
It has always presented something of a riddle to taxonomists, but here it is treated as the sole living member of the family Pandionidae, and the family listed in its traditional place as part of the order Falconiformes.
Of particular interest health-wise, escolar – dubbed “laxative of the sea” for good reason – was frequently found masquerading as white tuna and butterfish.“Canada does not have a system of documenting and tracing seafood from the boat to our plate.
Canadian scientists pioneered the DNA barcoding technology used to identify seafood, yet we lag behind other nations and key trading partners,” Laughren said.
Three subspecies are usually recognized, one of the former subspecies cristatus has recently been given full species status and is referred to as the Eastern osprey.