Each pair of gannets nests on this sloping rock just far enough from the next pair so as not to get skewered by a long dagger-like beak. Gannetries are wonderful sights, but threatened, as are all marine wildlife, by overfishing, pollution and climate change. Here at nearly 61 degrees N (see world map)we are on the same latitude as the north side of Hudson's Bay, and kept ice free by the North Atlantic current. There's a chance that could be disrupted by polar melting. It won't be global warming here!
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Photo taken in 1 Muckleflugga Shorestation, Haroldswick, Unst, Shetland, Shetland Islands ZE2 9EQ, UK
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