'A / Booby

Boobies are large birds that plunge-dive for fish, including mackerel scads, flying fish, goatfish, and dolphinfish. They often feed with other birds; fishermen look for these flocks to find schools of small fish which attract large fish. Boobies are distributed throughout the subtropical and tropical waters of the world's oceans and are capable of flying great distances. Young birds are nomadic; nesting adults return to home islands in the afternoon or at night. Boobies often follow vessels at sea; they rest on floating debris and have been seen riding on the backs of turtles. Types of boobies include Masked, Brown, Red-footed (pictured right).