Around 1,500 gannets
nesting at Bass Rock could be killed each year by collisions with turbines at two planned off-shore wind farms less than 50km (30 miles) away, approaching levels which could threaten the long-term viability of the population, it found.
We studied Australasian Gannets
during their breeding season at the Cape Kidnappers gannetry, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand (39[degrees]38' S, 177[degrees]05' E, for details for the general methods and study site see Daniel et al.
The method of foraging by gannets
lends them to picking up bait fish on longlines, as they are considered to obtain prey usually by rapid, vertical, shallow plunge dives (17) and are notorious for picking up floating debris, including netting, from the sea surface.
are large, bright white seabirds with a distinctively shaped long neck and pointed beak.
As well as taking care of a long list of other duties, Chris can regularly be found teetering on the edge of the picturesque Troup Head cliffs - home to Scotland's only mainland gannet
colony - while he maintains the camera.
It was found that each colony held huge fishing grounds but, despite these populations sometimes being sited next to or near each other, the gannets
didn't trespass on their neighbours' turf.
Dr Matt Doggett, from Southampton, for Gannet
After a day with the gannets
, we visited Elephant Hill Estate Winery which boasts a stunning restaurant as well as world-class wines.
The research team studied banded Australasian gannets
at Cape Kidnappers during consecutive breeding seasons in 2007-2008 and 2008-2009.
A WEARY gannet
is recovering at a North Wales zoo after being blown by strong winds hundreds of miles off course.
Visitors can't miss the adult gannets
, with a wingspan of 6 feet, zooming overhead to reach their nests.
Steve has been studying gannets
for years at the RSPB's Bempton Cliffs nature reserve on the Yorkshire coast and noticed a male bird bringing a gift of red campion flowers, trailing in a line in the wind.