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Credit: David Cheskin/PA Gannets look for food around Bass Rock, eastern Scotland, the largest single island gannet colony in the world

Gannets (Morus bassanus) are magnificent seabirds, whose British population occupies many of Scotland’s offshore islands during the breeding season. Between March and September Britain is in fact home to nearly 70% of the world's breeding gannet population, making their habitat internationally important.

Gannets are magnificent seabirds, whose British population occupies many of Scotland’s offshore islands during the breeding season.

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Experts Warn Poor Ocean Conditions May Be to Blame for Shocking Decrease in Seabird Population - Clapway

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Gannet coming in to land at nesting colony, Bempton Cliffs

Bempton Cliffs

Towering chalk cliffs home to around half a million seabirds

Study of migratory shorebirds off NSW coast hoping to reveal secrets of changing ocean conditions

Seabird study may yield secrets of changing oceans

Study of migratory shorebirds off NSW coast hoping to reveal secrets of changing ocean conditions

Gannet 2 | Flickr - Photo Sharing! What a fabulous image

Gannet in flight by Andrew Haynes

Les fous de Bassan observateurs de l'océan

Hurricane Sandy’s Impact on Fish and Wildlife : Wildlife Promise

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Ever wondered what it'd be like to fly with a gannet over the pembrokeshire coastline? Well now you can find out! #rspb

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Ever wondered what it'd be like to fly with a gannet over the pembrokeshire coastline?

Are Gulls Jerks? They steal food from other birds (and British teenagers), and eat baby seals alive. Still, some signs point to “no.”

Are Gulls Jerks? They steal food from other birds (and British teenagers), and eat baby seals alive. Still, some signs point to “no.

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Incoming Gannet by David Hemmings

Flamingos in flight as they arrive to the shores of Kuwait. EPA/RAED QUTENA  EPA

Flamingos in flight

The Gannet bird, Gannets are are large black and white seabirds with yellow heads; long, pointed wings; and long bills & are closely related to boobies. Northern gannets are the largest seabirds in the North Atlantic,the 2 other species live around southern Africa, southern Australia and New Zealand. Gannets hunt fish by diving from a height into the sea and pursuing their prey underwater -they have no external nostrils, instead they are located inside the mouth.

The Gannet bird

Northern Gannets (Morus spp) are large black and white seabirds with yellow heads; long, pointed wings; and long bills.

Northern Gannets (Morus spp) are large black and white seabirds with yellow heads; and long bills.

CURLEW Numenius arquata Portrait of an adult on a grassy mound. July.  Shetland Islands, Scotland, UK.

Wetland Bird Survey reveals wading birds in decline – in pictures

CURLEW Numenius arquata Portrait of an adult on a grassy mound.

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