• Visitor during the evening tour of Alcatraz gaze into the many cells that line up the corridor known as

    Alcatraz Island

    California

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Did You Know?

Thumbnail of a cormorant scratching itself.

Some birds such as gulls, cormorants, and other seabirds can drink salt water. Excess salt is then excreted through a “salt gland” located near their eyes.