Gannet Archive

There are actually three species of Gannets: Northern Gannet, (also known as “Solan Goose”), Morus bassanus Cape Gannet, Morus capensis Australasian Gannet, Morus serrator This post will focus on the Northern Gannet, also known as the “Solan Goose” or Morus bassanus. Northern Gannets are the largest seabird in the North Atlantic with a wingspan of 6 to 6.74 feet long!! Quite a big and impressive bird. According to Wikipedia, Gannets hunt fish by diving from a height into the sea and pursuing their prey underwater. Gannets have a number of adaptations which enable them to do this: they have no external nostrils; they have air sacs in their face and chest under their skin which act like bubble wrapping, cushioning the impact with the water; [&hellip

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