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Gannet colony in evening sunlight

Gannet colony in evening sunlight

Northern gannet Morus bassanus Late afternnon light streams across a tiny part of a huge breeding colony, itself littered with discarded fishing nests used to build nests. The gannet is the UK's largest sea bird and it will venture up to 400 miles on fishing trips. Gannets live in huge colonies like this one, usually on offshore islands and they hunt fish by diving vertically from up to 50m above the water and will dive as deep as 30m. They have air sacs in their heads which act like airbags to
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July 07, 2010
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© Andrew Parkinson/Corbis
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