Northern Gannet

Morus bassanus

Adopt a Northern Gannet
Up to 192cm
Bycatch and pollution.
Strictly marine species. Fishes by plunge-diving from large heights.
Conservation Status


In Portugal
Common winter visitor (Oct. – Mar.), immatures stay all year round.
Nests in large colonies on cliffs and offshore islands, sometimes on the mainland, in Scandinavia, Iceland, UK and Northern France.

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