Gannet Flight (image) University of Exeter Caption This is a northern gannet in flight. The study revealed that gannet behavior is influenced by fishing vessels at distances of up to 11km -- the first estimate of the distance at which vessels start to affect these birds' behavior. Credit Thomas Bodey Usage Restrictions Must credit Thomas Bodey Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.