|“||They have to be tough. This is a time where there are some awe inspiring predators. Every time hesperornis go on a fishing trip, they have to enter the deadliest sea of all time||„|
|— Allen, on Hesperornis|
Era & DiscoveryEdit
Hesperornis lived during the Late Cretaceous period 75-65 million years ago. The first Hesperornis specimen was discovered in 1871 by Othniel Charles Marsh.
Hesperornis was a species of Cretaceous sea birds that measured over 6 feet (2 meters) long and looked similar to penguins. They were flightless, like penguins, but they were far from as cute. Inside their dagger-like bills, they actually had teeth. But just to hold their own, Hesperornis had to be tough because they were around a time where there were truly awe-inspiring predators in the seas.
Behavior & TraitsEdit
Hesperornis spent most of their lives in water. They were amazingly adapted for diving, with specially heavy bones to help them stay submerged. But few Hesperornis lived to a ripe old age, because where they were from, there are so many ways to get eaten.