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Northern Gannet (Morus bassanus) discovered by Michelle S (#2419)

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Sighting Info

Observed: May 11, 2014 @ 3:45 PM
Posted on: May 14, 2014 @ 1:39 PM (diff: 3 days)
(Deceased)This Northern Gannet was observed on the beach in Chapel's Cove.

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By Lessa on 5/26/2014 7:54:42 AM

What a beautiful bird. Any sign of what it might have died from? 

By Michelle S on 6/18/2014 1:55:49 AM

Hi Lessa, This gannet had no signs of trauma that I could see. I wondered as well what might have happened to him. I have since learned that many of them die by breaking their neck while diving for food.This is due to the arrow-straight way they position their body and the force in which they hit the water. I agree-it sure is a beautiful bird.

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