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gannet:

see boobybooby,
common name for some members of the family Sulidae, large, streamlined sea birds. Tropical and subtropical members of the family are called boobies; those of northern waters are called gannets.
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gannet

any of several heavily built marine birds of the genus Morus (or Sula), having a long stout bill and typically white plumage with dark markings: family Sulidae, order Pelecaniformes (pelicans, cormorants, etc.)
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Dr Matt Doggett 33, from Southampton, took the photograph, called Gannet Jacuzzi, at an undisclosed remote location off the north coast of Scotland, while working on a project with a friend.
* Andy spent three years visiting the Shetland Islands to capture the gannets on camera for National Geographic PICTURE: Andy Parkinson * Left, one of the gannet photographs taken by former South Wales Echo photographer Andy Parkinson, above, for National Geographic MagazineMAIN PICTURE: Andy Parkinson * Left, National Geographic's August edition which features Andy's photographs
The Gannets formation is almost as long-running as Guillemots and is now hurtling towards its 10th anniversary.
Dr Matt Doggett, 33, from Southampton, was named overall winner for his image Gannet Jacuzzi, while Welsh photographer Phil Jones won the urban category prize for his image of starlings.
The gannets are killed with a stick, then pickled in salt.
Gannets are renowned for their precise dive-bombing feeding techniques, a manoeuvre Dilger attempts to replicate - by diving into a lake after a cheeseburger.
Gannets are masters of flight and able to survive even the roughest seas.
Unfortunately, none of the 184 Gannets tagged by Leeds and Exeter Universities came near North Wales, so we're no closer to learning whether Gannets feeding around our coasts are from Pembrokeshire, Ayrshire or Dublin.
His feature in the iconic magazine, which captures Northern Gannets in the Shetland Isles, is the result of a painstaking three-year project by the 40-year-old, who moved to Mid Wales when he was six months old.
Bass Rock is home to more than 150,000 gannets, while Craigleith and Isle of May are great places to see puffins.
It's all about numbers tonight so if you've ever been out to sea and got excited because you've spotted a dolphin, or witnessed a gannet dive-bombing its prey, then hang on to your hats...
PLASTIC and tonnes of rubbish from the sea is plaguing birds from an internationally-important population of gannets resident on a Welsh island, the RSPB has claimed.