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The Bass Rock - now the world's largest northern gannet colony

Murray, Stuart; Wanless, Sarah; Harris, Mike. 2014 The Bass Rock - now the world's largest northern gannet colony. British Birds, 107 (12). 769-770.

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Abstract/Summary

An aerial survey of the Northern Gannet Morus bassanus colony on the Bass Rock in 2014 found 75,259 apparently occupied sites, a 24% increase since 2009. The Bass Rock has now overtaken St Kilda and Bonaventure Island to become the world’s largest Northern Gannet colony. However, recent planning consent for four large offshore wind farms could pose a threat to this remarkable population.

Item Type: Publication - Article
CEH Sections: CEH fellows
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ISSN: 0007-0335
NORA Subject Terms: Ecology and Environment
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Date made live: 08 Dec 2014 10:58 +0 (UTC)
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/509002

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