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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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Now that their nesting colonies are being vacated, the gannets can occasionally be seen fishing in shallow waters, particularly south of Saltburn.
"But all ended well as the gannet took off back to the sky where it belonged."
"This panicked adult gannet struggled as it dangled from a cliff side, with ropes twisted around its neck like a hangman's noose," Mr Hobson said.
This tiny rock in the Irish Sea is home to the third largest colony of gannets in the UK, but sadly, tonnes of plastic waste ends up entangling many ill-fated gannets in their nests.
He said the three gannet newcomers were now regular visitors to the island and may yet set up a colony that could act as Nigel's legacy.
Connah's Quay nature reserve hosted 10 Spotted Redshanks and 16 Greenshanks, plus Arctic Terns, Gannets and Arctic Skua blown up the Dee estuary on north-westerly winds.
On January 1, HMS Gannet's search and rescue responsibilities ended when they handed over to contractors Bristow, who will operate 10 helicopter bases in the UK on behalf of the coastguard.
Populations of <Bthe seabird the gannet could face a much greater risk from offshore
This was a 43.4% decline over net income attributable to Gannet of USD104.56m, or USD0.44 per diluted share, in Q1 of 2013.
On presentation, the bird was aggressive, alert, responsive, and well hydrated and weighed 1.9 kg (adult gannet, reference interval, 2.47-3.61 kg).
Lochaber Mountain Rescue Team said it had been called to assist four climbers hit by an avalanche high on the mountain, along with a Royal Navy helicopter from HMS Gannet in Prestwick, Ayrshire.