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Two Northern Gannets (Morus bassanus) perform mating ritual head motions and "beaking" while another observes, on the edge of a cliff by the breeding colony in Newfoundland. The brown juveniles will be white with black-tipped wings which span six 1/2 feet. The head and back neck are tinted gold, and the blue eyes are lined with black. Gannets are seabirds, coming to land only to breed. What is most impressive is how they dive into the ocean and "fly under the water" after fish and squid.
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- © Janet MacCausland
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