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Description: Around two hundred Gannet are found fishing in Manx waters but they do not currently breed. Camden’s 1586 Britannia referred to the ‘Soland Goose’ breeding on the Calf, however, the Northern Gannet was likely lost centuries ago from either over-exploitation or the arrival of Brown Rat on the Calf in 1789.

Taxonomic name: Morus bassanus

Collection: Natural History Zoology Collection

ID number: 1954-2450


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