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a gannet
October 2, 2012

Gannet, North Atlantic

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Long tied to maritime cultures, gannets are flourishing today in crowded colonies around the North Atlantic.

See more pictures from the August 2012 feature story "Daring Divers."

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Photograph by Andrew Parkinson

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