Blue Petrel Bird

Tuesday, 27 February 2018  |  Gareth

The Blue Petrel 2018 Blue Titanium Coin features a Blue Petrel diving into the Antarctic Ocean in order to capture fish. In the surround you can see 2 more Blue Petrels prepared to join the banquet! This coin is released on behalf of the British Antarctic Territory and production is restricted to 7,500 Blue Titanium coins.

The Blue Petrel feeds mainly on krill however likewise consumes other shellfishes, fish and squid. The Blue Petrel is a pelagic bird which suggests that they live at sea.

Titanium responds in a different way with every strike, so each Titanium Blue Petrel coin is technically various and differs a little in colour. There is likewise a lined result that exists on the coins which is special to this metal. The obverse includes the Pobjoy unique effigy style of HM Queen Elizabeth II in extraordinary information.

The Blue Petrel (Halobaena caerulea) is a little seabird that populates southern oceans. The Blue Petrel has an amazing capability to produce nasty smelling oil which they save in an unique area of their stomach called the Proventriculus; they then consume this oil to feed themselves throughout long flights!

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