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Double-crested Cormorant ~ Phalacrocorax auritus ~ Pine Knoll Waterway, Southern Outer Banks
"In the Greek tale of Ulysses, after a storm broke the mast of Ulysses' raft, a sea nymph disguised herself as a cormorant and handed Ulysses a girdle to keep him afloat while he swam to shore." ~ https://www.cliffsnotes.com/cliffsnotes/subjects/literature/what-does-the-cormorant-bird-symbolize-in-mythology
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