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Contact: Eleanor Gaskarth
University of Exeter

Gannet Colony

Caption: Gannets soaring above a colony are shown. A team of scientists led by the University of Exeter discovered that the birds change their behavior in response to the presence of large vessels such as trawlers, suggesting each boat can significantly influence the distribution and foraging patterns of these and other marine predators.

Credit: Stuart Bearhop

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