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Hop on one of the boats waiting at the dock in Perce to cross to this unique park where a massive gathering of northern gannets lands every year to raise their young.
The Látrabjarg cliffs -- On the westernmost tip of Iceland is a 14-kilometer stretch of sea cliffs which are home to millions of birds including puffins, gannets, guillemots and razorbills.
On the starboard side of the Launch Out, a flock of gannets follows the boat in a cacophony of greedy cackles.
Among the animals that come out to prey are albatross, Cape gannets, African penguins, humpback whales, Cape fur seals, dolphins, and sharks.
Viking Age explorers followed ocean foragers such as guillemots and gannets to new shores.
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There are three oceanic bird species called gannet. They are found in the North Atlantic, where they are the largest seabirds, and in temperate seas around Africa, Australia, and New Zealand. The adults are mainly white with black-tipped wing feathers and a large, yellowish or buff-colored head, with black around the eyes. They have a tapered beak and pointed tail. They dive with half-closed wings to catch fish and squid. They waddle on land, but are expert fliers, spending most of their lives over water. They nest in dense colonies on cliffs. The largest species is the 40-in (100-cm) northern gannet.
Origin and Etymology of gannet
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