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{{Taxonomy|name=Gannet|image=Cape Gannet Lamberts Bay.JPG|caption=|domain=Eukaryota|kingdom=Animalia|subkingdom=Bilateria|branch=Deuterostomia |superphylum=|phylum=Chordata |subphylum=Vertebrata |infraphylum=Gnathostomata |microphylum=|superdivision=|division=|subdivision=|superclass=Tetrapoda |class=Aves|subclass=Neornithes |infraclass=Neoaves |superorder=Passerimorphae |order=Pelecaniformes |suborder=Ciconii |infraorder=Ciconiides |superfamily=Suloidea |families=|family=Sulidae |subfamily=|supertribe=|tribe=|subtribe=|genera=|genus=Morus|subgenus=|species=M. bassanus<br/>M. capensis<br/>M. serrator|binomialname=|syn=|sub=|alt=|regionimg=|pop=|conservation=}}The '''Gannet ''' is a large seabird found in the [[Atlantic Ocean]]. It is three feet long and mostly white, with a yellow head and blue eyes; they can take four years to reach their full adult [[plumage]].
Gannets have no nostrils, because God made them that way so they could dive into the sea from a great height, and this design protects their brains from damage from the pressure of the water.[].
They nest in large groups on cliff ledges and small islands on the coasts of [[Europe]] and [[Canada]], although it is most common in the [[British Isles]]. They spend the winter at sea as far south as [[Mexico]], the [[Caribbean]] and [[Africa]]. They are also occasional visitors to the [[Great Lakes]]. In the tropics their closest relatives are the [[booby|boobies]].
Gannets catch [[fish]] by diving into the sea at them from a great height, and their legendary capacity to eat a lot of fish has made the gannet an emblem of [[greed]].
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