Skip to comments.14 Fun Facts About Sea Hawks
Posted on 02/04/2014 3:53:04 PM PST by Sir Napsalot
1. There's no such thing as a "seahawk."
The Seattle franchise might spell it as one word, but biologists don't. In fact, they don't even use the term to refer to one particular species.
You could use the name sea hawk to refer to an osprey (pictured above, note: not shown) or a skua (itself a term that covers a group of seven related species of seabirds). Both groups share a number of characteristics, including a fish-based diet.
2. The Seattle Seahawks' "seahawk" isn't actually a sea hawk.
Before every home game, the team releases a trained bird named Taima to fly out of the tunnel before the players, lead them onto the field and get the crowd jazzed up for the game. But the nine-year-old bird is an augur hawk (also known as an augur buzzard), native to Africa, not a seafaring species that can properly be called a sea hawk.
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An interesting article yet the neglected to mention Steve Largent.
4. Ospreys have reversible toes.
5. Ospreys have closable nostrils.
6. Ospreys usually mate for life.
7. The osprey species is at least 11 million years old.
8. In the Middle Ages, people believed ospreys had magical powers.
9. Skuas steal much of their food.
10. Some skuas kill other birds, including penguins.
11. Skuas will attack anything that comes near their nests, including humans.
12. Sometimes, skuas will fake injuries to distract predators.
13. Skuas are attentive parents.
14. Some skuas migrate from the poles to the equator each year.
Miami had a team in the first year of AAFC that eventually left and settled in Baltimore called the Miami Seahawks.
That does take some of the sting out.
Video at link.
Sea hawks or no Seahawks, I’m still down two bills cause the damn Broncos didn’t cover
Ospreys are some really good suppressors for the .45 ACP.
Seahawks D - 9
Broncos O - 8
As a niners fan, I feel your pain.
It's definitely confusing. In Britain and other parts of Europe, they call them skuas. But in North America, we call them jaegers. Three species in the Arctic: pomarine, long-tailed, and parasitic jaeger.
And yes, they're very aggressive.
2014 in chinese culture is the year of the Horse.
Doesn't apply to Denver it seems.