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Snowy plover standing on a piece of driftwood in its exhibit at the Seattle Aquarium

Tiny, charming snowy plovers—now at the Seattle Aquarium

These tiny brown-and-gray birds—they weigh only 1.23 ounces each, about the equivalent of a nine-volt battery!—have a big impact on everyone who meets them with their “ability to capture the hearts of visitors because of their tiny, adorable appearance,” says Animal Care Specialist Sara Perry.

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