Definition of gannetry in English:


Syllabification: gan·net·ry
Pronunciation: /ˈganitrē

noun (plural gannetries)

  • A breeding colony of gannets, usually on an isolated rock.
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    • Naturalists with sturdy sea legs can take a trip out to the gannetry at Bass Rock or stay on land and observe it from North Berwick's Sea Life Centre.
    • The Science article includes a picture of the gannetry on Bird Island, the largest in the world, by a Port Elizabeth photo-journalist and author.
    • Today it's the world's largest single rock gannetry with 40,000 pairs returning to breed each year.

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