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Northern Gannet

The distance by which nests are separated in the Northern Gannet (Morus bassanus) colony is governed by the distance in which neighboring gannets can stretch to peck at each other. This colony is located on Bonaventure Island off the east edge of the Gaspe Peninsula at Perce, Quebec.

 

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9 June, 2012.

 

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Taken on June 9, 2012