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2008-03-29 00:00:19

A marine salvage company will remove diesel fuel and other potentially harmful liquids from a trawler wrecked on a Scottish island known for its bird life. The Spinningdale, a Spanish fishing vessel, ran aground in the remote archipelago Feb. 1. The 14 men in the crew were airlifted off the boat.


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2008-11-29 19:40:10

The Australasian Gannet (Morus serrator), also known as the Australian Gannet, or Tākapu, is a large seabird found along the coastal islands around Victoria, Tasmania and New Zealand. These birds have been increasing in numbers since 1950, although some colonies have decreased in size, and others have disappeared all together. Adults have a white body with dark wing tips. The head is yellow with a pale blue-gray bill. Juveniles are black in the first year, and gradually gain more white...

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2008-11-29 19:38:09

The Cape Gannet (Morus capensis, formerly Sula capensis), is a large seabird of the gannet family, Sulidae. The breeding range is restricted to three islands off Namibia and three islands off South Africa. They normally nest in large and dense colonies on flat islands or flat ledges. In 1996, this bird's population was estimated at 340,000 individuals with the largest colony found on Malgas island, South Africa with more than 140,000 birds. Some birds have been recorded off the Australian...

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2008-11-29 19:35:41

The Northern Gannet (Morus bassanus, formerly Sula bassana), is a large seabird of the gannet family, Sulidae. They range through the North Atlantic. They are commonly found in large colonies, on cliffs overlooking the ocean or on small rocky islands. There is a one colony of this bird on Bonaventure island, Quebec with a total population of over 60,000 birds. More than half of the entire species, however, is found around the coasts of Great Britain, with the largest colonies on Bass Rock and...

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