The blue footed booby is found along the coasts of the eastern Pacific Ocean from California to the Galápagos Islands and south into Peru. I saw them on the Galápagos Islands and have been fascinated by them ever since.
They have bright blue feet, which they display in their mating dances. The brighter the blue the younger and healthier they are and better mates. They dive into the sea to hunt fish at up to 60 mph. Their brains are protected by a special air sac.