Baking: Northern Gannet


Morus bassanus

Length: 30-45 in Wingspan: 65-70 in Weight: 5-8 lbs


Large white seabirds with black primaries and a light yellow wash on the back of the neck. Bill and tail both sharply pointed.



Breed along both sides of the north Atlantic. Range widely over the open Atlantic Ocean.

Cool Facts:

Northern Gannets hunt fish using a spectacular behavior called plunge diving: they fold their wings completely behind them, turning their entire body into a straight spear as they drop out of the sky and slice through the water’s surface to snatch the fish beneath.

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