On the HMB weather bouy
Some kind if cormorant, not sure about the species ... (diving among a group of sea otters, see my observation from the same day)
Terrapin Beach Natural Area, MD August 29, 2015
The order Suliformes (dubbed "Phalacrocoraciformes" by Christidis & Boles 2008) is a proposed order by the International Ornithologist's Union. In regards to the recent evidence that the traditional Pelecaniformes is polyphyletic, it has been suggested that the group be split up to reflect the true evolutionary relationships.