The small pelagic cormorant (Phalacrocorax pelagicus), is named for its love of the open seas – pelagic. Also known as Baird's cormorant, it lives along the coasts of the northern Pacific; during winter it can also be found in the open ocean. Black overall with a green sheen on the body, it has a small patch of red skin around the bill and square white patches on the flanks. The pelagic cormorant can spring straight up out of the water and into the air – it can also dive to depths of more than 100 feet to catch its prey. It nests on rocky islands, cliffs, and shorelines of the Bering Sea to Baja California. It winters south from southern Alaska. It is also found in north-eastern Asia.