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Brown pelicans were frequent visitors to the Celebrity Xpedition during Kongo’s visit to the Galapagos Islands last week.  The amazing birds are graceful in flight and have an uncanny ability to skim just inches above the waves while searching for food. The have keen eyes and always turn up when there are fish around.

_MG_2276You can tell it’s pelican mating season just by looking at them.  The throats of California Brown Pelicans turn bright red and stay that way until after the eggs are in the nest. Both male and female pelicans help build the nest and care for the young.  Kongo spied this good looking pelican looking to hook up along the shore at La Jolla Cove in San Diego late this afternoon.