The hooded merganser is indigenous solely to North America.
The diving ducks obtain food by diving underwater. To facilitate diving, the feet are set far back on the body. They have large feet with a lobed hind toe. They tend to patter or walk on the surface of the water as they take off. When swimming, they keep the tail close to the water.
The United States Biathlon Association supports many regional and local clubs across the United States.
Type of Organization
National governing body for the sport of Biathlon.
The mission of the USBA is to encourage, improve and promote the sports of summer biathlon and winter biathlon in the United States: help U.S. Biathlon athletes achive sustained competitive excellence in Olympic World Championship and other international competitions in Biathlon: and to promote greater understanding and good will between individuals of all nations.