The Gannet

The Gannet

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The Gannet is Britain's most spectacular seabird, a heavyweight plunge-driver of verve and passion, thrilling to watch as it plummets headlong into the sea amongst a hailstorm of its fellows. Gannetries, heavy with the stench of ammonia, fish and seaweed, assail the senses unforgettably. The challenging, unaccompanied migration of young gannets precedes years of sea wandering before they face the dangers of establishing themselves in the breeding colony. Then follow perhaps decades of hard work, rearing young. This book describes the life history of the gannet from hatching until death and the formidable obstacles faced during the transition from naked squab to successful breeding adult.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 24 pages
  • 144 x 202 x 4mm | 58.97g
  • Shire Publications
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 18ill.(11col.).
  • 0747800189
  • 9780747800187

Table of contents

The gannet and its relatives; Gannet colonies of the world; Migration and the gannet at sea; The gannet's year; The breeding cycle; Past and present problems; Watching gannets; Further reading
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About Bryan Nelson

Bryan Nelson, BSc, DPhil, FRSE, was Reader in Zoology at the University of Aberdeen. A birdwatcher since boyhood, his principal research interest has been the behaviour and ecology of seabirds, especially gannets, boobies and frigatebirds, in pursuit of which he has lived on or visited remote oceanic islands as well as many British Ones.
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