Orca in Prince William Sound

Surf Scoter

Surf Scoter

Melanitta perspicillata

The surf scoter is a member of the duck family. The males have a solid black body, with white patches on the back of their head and forehead. They have a beautiful, brightly colored bill. Female surf scoters are brown with pale white spots on the side of their head. Both can be seen in inshore marine waters.

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