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A gannet, entangled in discarded fishing net, is rescued from coastal shallows

A gannet, entangled in discarded fishing net, is rescued from coastal shallows

Northern gannet Morus bassanus Hermaness warden, Alastair Wilson, retrieves an entangled gannet from some discarded fishing net. In the net lies the body of another gannet that had already drowned. 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
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July 7, 2010
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© Andrew Parkinson/Corbis
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