Chicken of the Sea
The Chicken of the Sea ( Catswantus pelamis ) is the only naturally occurring bird extant in our two oceans.
Fisherman hunt the bird for sport and birds as big as a small family car have been reported. The bird has a distinct "buck-cock" call, making it easy to spot.
Chicken of the sea are not considered viable for huffing, largely due to their fowl taste.
The eggs of the bird float and are considered a vacationers' pest as they sting on contact. Fortunately, their bright blue colour allows people to keep their distance from them. However, occasionally, the bird can spawn very heavily; the Polzeath Surfathon of 1984 was cancelled after the sea foamed up with the birds' eggs.
Why this bird is so called is a mystery as it resembles a swamp donkey more than anything else. The notion that the animal was given an attractive name to try and sell its meat to the Japanese has been considered a possible explanation.