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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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The decoys are our way of telling passing-by gannets that this place is safe, it's predator free and it would be a good place for them to live.
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.
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.
Gannets 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.
docId=N0059831347172605159A) raw power and grace of the diving gannets ".
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.
Bass Rock in the Firth of Forth near Edinburgh, the Bempton Cliffs of Yorkshire and Grassholm Island off the Pembrokeshire Coast in Wales are home to tens of thousands of breeding pairs of gannets at this time of year.
A WEARY gannet is recovering at a North Wales zoo after being blown by strong winds hundreds of miles off course.
The birds are Northern gannets, and more than 10,000 of them live at the Cape St.